bobnwa
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Taxes And Fees Non-rev CDG-US

Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:24 pm

Just flew from CDG to MSP last week on DL/NW on 767 and the service was excellent. Not so excellent was the taxes and fees piled on by the CDG airport. The fare was free on the part of DL/NW from the US to CDG and also on the return.
The taxes and fees were $65.00 by the French government PLUS another $65.00 Luxury tax because I was flying C class. Paid a total of $130.00 to the French for this ow trip. I believe that the French and the English are the only countries charging this Luxury tax.

Seems a bit excessive to me . Can anyone explain the logic of this from the French viewpoint?
 
Viscount724
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RE: Taxes And Fees Non-rev CDG-US

Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:35 pm



Quoting Bobnwa (Thread starter):
Can anyone explain the logic of this from the French viewpoint?

It was introduced by the former Chirac government in 2006 as a means of raising funds to provide aid to developing countries. Here is IATA's position:
http://www.iata.org/NR/rdonlyres/E74...77034F9/0/Solidarity_tax_Feb07.pdf
 
Transpac787
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RE: Taxes And Fees Non-rev CDG-US

Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:23 am



Quoting Bobnwa (Thread starter):
Paid a total of $130.00 to the French for this ow trip

Which equates to $65.00 each way for business class on a transoceanic route. I try to limit my complaining.  Wink
 
bobnwa
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RE: Taxes And Fees Non-rev CDG-US

Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:43 am



Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 2):
Which equates to $65.00 each way for business class on a transoceanic route. I try to limit my complaining.

Yes, but the French got all the money and the US side got zero. Why?
 
OffshoreAir
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RE: Taxes And Fees Non-rev CDG-US

Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:03 am

I remember the U.K. having a ton of very expensive taxes that had to be paid if someone non-rev'd there from the US. Something in the ball park of $200-$300 for a RT non-rev travel. This kept a lot of those flights open - if I remember correctly the taxes were immigration taxes, facility use, something to do with plants or agriculture, and so on.
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Transpac787
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RE: Taxes And Fees Non-rev CDG-US

Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:57 am



Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 3):
Yes, but the French got all the money and the US side got zero. Why?

True enough. If it's any consolation, my recent LHR-DEN was like $250 for business class, while DEN-LHR is something in the ballpark of $65-$70.

Anyhow - I just try to avoid CDG and LHR. It is difficult, though, when those places happen to be your destination, not just a connecting point Big grin

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