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UK APD Question

Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:43 pm

With all other things being equal, would there be any difference in APD or other tariffs if I flew LHR-ATL or MAN-ATL?
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RE: UK APD Question

Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:31 am

No, they are both just over the 4001 mile threshold which places you in band C - £83 APD for the reduced rate or £166 standard.


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RE: UK APD Question

Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:50 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
No, they are both just over the 4001 mile threshold

Regardless of origin or destination, the mileage is measured from London to the capital city of the destination country, i.e. Washington, DC, in this case. The APD is the same whether flying from EDI to HNL or LON to BOS.

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RE: UK APD Question

Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:28 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
Regardless of origin or destination, the mileage is measured from London to the capital city of the destination country, i.e. Washington, DC, in this case. The APD is the same whether flying from EDI to HNL or LON to BOS.

I am amused in that case - I don't doubt you as I've read the site, I just think that HMRC really don't have a frickin' clue what they are talking about. I have a response from them on file (regarding a similar matter) stating that APD to NYC would be one band, and to LAX would be another, due to the greater distance.

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RE: UK APD Question

Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:27 pm

OR, you could consider taking the train to somewhere with a lower tax. I priced leaving from LHR and DUB and the tax savings will pay for the train trip. Since I'm airline staff, I did NOT check the base airfare though.

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RE: UK APD Question

Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:39 pm

Quoting copter808 (Reply 4):

OR, you could consider taking the train to somewhere with a lower tax. I priced leaving from LHR and DUB and the tax savings will pay for the train trip. Since I'm airline staff, I did NOT check the base airfare though.

Yes that works, I do it often and I'm not non-revving.

I'll be trying a new way next; overnight ferry to the continent (Plymouth-Roscoff, £29) then fly out of Brest and transfer in CDG. Fares are cheaper that way, even including the BES-CDG flight cost, or I could take the TGV and save even more. Plus an overnight ferry is a much easier way to travel, considering I live 4 miles from the ferry port but 120 from the nearest decent airport and 230 miles from LHR.


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RE: UK APD Question

Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:53 pm

Great Dan, now if only more people would start thinking like that!

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