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Old Jun 21st 2008, 10:06 pm
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More bad news for those of us living here who wish to take trips to UK to see family.

Taxes reach the $1000 on TOP of the airfare.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/news/a...770909129.html

Apologies for the cut and paste but this affects so many of us
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Old Jun 22nd 2008, 1:12 am
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Old Jun 22nd 2008, 4:48 am
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Default Re: Must read: Airfares from OZ to UK

Originally Posted by jad n rich View Post
More bad news for those of us living here who wish to take trips to UK to see family.

Taxes reach the $1000 on TOP of the airfare.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/news/a...770909129.html

Apologies for the cut and paste but this affects so many of us
Another Good excuse for not going back to the uk then

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Old Jun 22nd 2008, 5:25 am
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Default Re: Must read: Airfares from OZ to UK

Originally Posted by jad n rich View Post
More bad news for those of us living here who wish to take trips to UK to see family.

Taxes reach the $1000 on TOP of the airfare.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/news/a...770909129.html

Apologies for the cut and paste but this affects so many of us
Nah, it's not an extra 1k, it's a fuel surcharge hike. The fuel surcharge is currently around 700 bucks per flight which is part of the ticket price. The additional fuel charge is around 300 bucks taking the total to 1k (aus)

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Old Jun 22nd 2008, 6:08 am
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Default Re: Must read: Airfares from OZ to UK

We have booked a holiday to Thailand in December. Got a call from the Agent the other day advising us to pay the airfare element in full as we will have a $1000 surcharge added if it is not paid by Wednesday.
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Default Re: Must read: Airfares from OZ to UK

I am going home in Sept. I did the rounds and was completely flexible with my dates but still ended up paying 2300. One tip though is Finn Air - for some reason their tax is several hundred dollars less than other airlines.

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Old Jun 22nd 2008, 8:19 am
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Default Re: Must read: Airfares from OZ to UK

Originally Posted by suebrennan View Post
I am going home in Sept. I did the rounds and was completely flexible with my dates but still ended up paying 2300. One tip though is Finn Air - for some reason their tax is several hundred dollars less than other airlines.

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The taxes/levies/charges will probably be the same. It is possibly that not many people know of or use them, or their aircraft are smaller or older/or they codeshare, so their initial fare, less taxes etc, is cheaper to get business.
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The taxes/levies/charges will probably be the same. It is possibly that not many people know of or use them, or their aircraft are smaller or older/or they codeshare, so their initial fare, less taxes etc, is cheaper to get business.
Airlines will charge their own fuel surcharges no matter who's actually operating the flight.

As an example, if you book a Qantas or BA flight through American Airline's website, you'll pay AA's fuel surcharges, not Qantas'. You win some, you lose some.

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Is it not possible to get someone to book the flights from the UK that way you may get a saving?

I'm sure this may have been asked before but I can't remember the answer
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