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9/11 Fees On Transatlantic Flights....WTF?  
User currently offlineBapilot2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

Hi Guys,

While trying to book and look up flights to the UK today I came across this new band of Tax....

Applicable taxes and September 11th security charge GBP £ 133.60

WHAT THE HELL????? The site i was looking at was http://www.flybmi.com on the route MAN-ORD-MAN.....I am guessing this is a new tax which begun on the 1/1/2003.......if so I already hate 2003!

Full pricing is this:

price


2 adult/s at £ 315.00 GBP £ 630.00
Your online discount for each passenger (2x £ 5.00) GBP - £ 10.00
Applicable taxes and September 11th security charge GBP £ 133.60
Total cost of this booking GBP £ 753.60

Can someone fill me in on whats going on?

Yours Sincerely,
Jason Nicholls




Jason Nicholls - v1images
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User currently offlineBapilot2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

change flights to the uk to FROM the UK, sorry.


Jason Nicholls - v1images
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

It's an American tax that was designed to help offset security costs. The official tax is US$2.50 or US$5 for each segment that originates in the United States. So, overall, the 9-11 tax doesn't make a big difference, it adds a max of £3 to the itenerary.

Jeff


User currently offlineDutchdeltadude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

It is just the airport taxes plus a couple of dollars security tax, nothing special.

User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

It's an American tax that was designed to help offset security costs.

So now British passengers are to all intents and purposes paying for past f*** ups in US security. Great!

Andy


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

Heh yes that's exactly what it is.

Really, you're paying for our FUTURE fuckups, technically.

N


User currently offlineSeiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

If you don't want to pay the tax, don't use U.S. airports. It's that simple.

It's the same thing as an airport improvement tax.... those who use a service are paying for it. Why should U.S. taxpayers foot the entire bill when half of them don't use it and millions of non-citizens use it?


User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Jason,

I looked for MAN-ORD-MAN on dial a flight and this is what they came up with for BMI.

BRITISH MIDLAND from MANCHESTER £226 (+ £61 tax) All taxes are approximate.

This airport tax would be £122 for two people. Add an extra fiver each for the 9/11 bit and it is about right.

I have flown eight times since 9/11 and on all the flights I have booked myself I was charged the 9/11 security tax. Even charter flights within Europe. I was told it was to cover the extra airport security.

Regards,
Craig.


User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

If, when you come to our country, you complain about our taxes that are designed to keep our flying public safe, then do all of us a favor and stay home.

Iflewrepublic.



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User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Easy lads. We Americans need our wonderful friends in the UK, and vice-versa. Let's just pay the taxes and hope nothing like 9/11 ever happens again.


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineIl75 From Argentina, joined May 2001, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

"...those who use a service are paying for it. Why should U.S. taxpayers foot the entire bill when half of them don't use it and millions of non-citizens use it? ..."

A little shortsighted point of view, Seiple.
You don't have to "use" an airport to benefit from it. Just think you do not let foreigners use American airports and the imagine the impact on the economy.

Regards
Erico


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Erico,

His POINT was that the fee is charged to ANYONE using a US Airport, regardless of their citizenship.


User currently offlineIl75 From Argentina, joined May 2001, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Thank you Flyboy36y

My point was that taxpayers should pay for airports (its security or whatever) even if they do not "use" them.

Erico


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Pi$$es me off when staff pax get charged tax on stand-by tickets. It almost doubles the cost of the tickets, so defeats the privilidge of having them. Staff should at least pay a discounted rate in relation to the cost of the ticket, or none at all.

 Smile



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User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

I have a friend that flew AMS-ORD two weeks ago (due to come back on Monday) il ask him what he paid, he never mentioned any TAX like that, although the total cost was €550 (with SIA)

Il get back to yas...


AMS



Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
User currently offlineBapilot2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

I would also like to add that 9/11 taxes are also added on UK internal flights.


Jason Nicholls - v1images
User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Relax,

We are all paying taxes each time you buy a ticket. In fact the UK has some of the largest taxes of any country. If you have every flown to Auckland, Bangkok, Seoul, etc., you have to pay a departure tax in cash before entering the security screening area and it can cost up to USD$20. Although that is now changing and being added directly to the ticket costs (I think Seoul has now dropped direct payments).


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