I have a question about the taxes from Latin America to LHR on British Airways. I was recently booking 2 flights from GRU and EZE to Heathrow.
The following refers to booking flights using miles.
The costs were 50k Miles in Economy from Buenos Aires with a tax charge of over U$750
90k miles, in First from Sao Paulo with a tax of U$35.
This seems slightly ridiculous. Especially since with AAdvantage you could add 40k miles onto your acount for around $1k, and then, on top of this you fly FIRST rather than economy for only 260 dollars more (including the miles added to your account).
Admittedly, if you lived in Argentina, you would have to pay 300 dollars more for a flight up to Sao Paulo.... making it a total of $560 dollars more to fly in FIRST rather than ECONOMY.
If you did the math for Club World, it would be less still. Around $200 dollars.
Can anyone explain why these things are so out of sync and ridiculous..?
edited to make my point clearer!
[Edited 2013-03-09 23:43:36]