Pe@rson
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Reduce The Taxes!

Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:20 pm

The level of taxes that one has to pay when travelling to and from the UK is ridiculously high! For instance, I was looking at prices for DUB-MAN-DUB. The actual flight was 1.99 Euros each way (i.e. 3.98 Euros for the return trip) but the tax came to a total of 41.24 Euros. The total price, therefore, was 45.22 Euros. Grrr.
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dstc47
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RE: Reduce The Taxes!

Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:13 am

Yes and most of them are not actually taxes at all, but airport charges passed on by the airlines.

Ireland levies no taxes as such on air travel into or out of Ireland.
 
artsyman
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RE: Reduce The Taxes!

Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:36 am

Yes and most of them are not actually taxes at all, but airport charges passed on by the airlines.
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What a load of bollocks, while some are airport charges, the amount of tax that the government takes on an airline ticket is staggering.
 
md-87er
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RE: Reduce The Taxes!

Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:41 am

I am with you, the level of taxes (i don't care if airport, government etc...) is way to high.
I am flying from Europe to the US in September and out of the ticket price of 600 Euros, 120 are tax.... Just think what you can do with 120 Euros...
O.K. security has its price, but that is way to much and in no proportion to the ticket price.
 
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RE: Reduce The Taxes!

Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:44 am

I recently flew from DTW to LHR, well back in March 2003, and I bought tickets on BA for $199.00 roundtrip, after taxes the price was close to $600.00 for the 2 tickets. I think the only way you are going to see these taxes and fees decreased is to have the airlines advertise there prices in full and including all taxes and fees up front....
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dstc47
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RE: Reduce The Taxes!

Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:49 am

Artysman said in response to my post.

"What a load of bollocks, while some are airport charges, the amount of tax that the government takes on an airline ticket is staggering"

Ireland charges no tax on airline tickets, as my post said.
Neither VAT, nor arrival or departure taxes.

Perhaps you might like to apologise?
 
CanadaEH
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RE: Reduce The Taxes!

Tue Jul 29, 2003 4:41 am

In Canada, for example, a flight from Vancouver to Las Vegas was advertised for $75 CAD one-way. With taxes, fees, and surcharges, that price skyrocketed to $189 CAD!!

Ridiculous.
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LJ
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RE: Reduce The Taxes!

Tue Jul 29, 2003 4:58 am

I'm flying Mytravel Lite next week from AMS to Birmingham. Ticket price is just EUR 1.20. However taxes are EUR 53. The majority goes to BHX and I'm planning to use its facilities as much as i can next week....

Moreover if you travel KLM to Geneva you pay more airport tax than flying easyJet....
 
artsyman
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RE: Reduce The Taxes!

Tue Jul 29, 2003 5:28 am

Ireland charges no tax on airline tickets, as my post said. Neither VAT, nor arrival or departure taxes. Perhaps you might like to apologise?
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Not at all, if you read what I pasted above my comment from your post, it was that that I was replying to, hence the reason I included it within the post. I have no doubt that Ireland doesn't charge these taxes, but I do know that on most airline tickets, roughly 25% is tax and this is money that goes to the government, not to the airlines, or to the airports.

If my tone was taken as offensive to you, then I will gladly apologise to you, but the point of my post was not wrong, I could break it down for you on a typical ticket if that helps you

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