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drummer0002 Jul 8th, 2004 11:51 AM

when you redeem your FF miles with Delta, do you pay taxes?
 
This is my first time redeeming my miles. Would I have to pay taxes on the airfare or is it really all free?

rkkwan Jul 8th, 2004 11:57 AM

Yes you do for certain fees/taxes. Can't remember exactly what DL charged me when I claimed one last time, but on CO, the usual domestic tax/fee is $5 for a roundtrip. May be higher for certain airports.

And could be quite a bit more for international travel.

Flyboy Jul 8th, 2004 01:49 PM

Looking at an award ticket to Paris with one U.S. connection that I picked up recently:

Tax: 70.34
US Custom Fee: 5.00
Immigration Fee: 7.00

Total Fare: USD $82.34

sandi Jul 9th, 2004 04:03 AM

I've found that it depends on whether domestic or international. Had a recent short haul in the US and paid about $28, and for an international, paid $32. So who knows, but it's sure less than a fully paid ticket.

Call Delta and ask them.

carrolldf Jul 10th, 2004 05:54 PM

I used Delta FF miles on 7/1 to book round trip San Antonio to London. Total tax was $72.38.

Patty Jul 12th, 2004 09:37 AM

Domestic tickets used to be totally free, but now you have to pay the 9/11 security fee which is $2.50-$10.00 depending on how many segments you're flying. International varies quite a bit depending on the destination. I've paid anywhere from $24 to $96. The $96 was for a VS ticket into LHR.

sandi Jul 14th, 2004 05:13 AM

And taxes to England are about the highest. Consider that taxes for Amsterdam are almost half those to England.

drummer0002 Jul 14th, 2004 05:54 AM

wonder what are the taxes to Barcelona, Spain?

sandi Jul 15th, 2004 05:24 AM

Call Delta FF and ask them what the taxes would be on this routing - they would have the most current information.


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