Departure Tax out of the UK

Apr 3rd, 2009, 04:52 PM
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Departure Tax out of the UK

Does anyone know the departure tax out of Heathrow to the US? I heard it was steep at $180 USD. I checked with the airline and they don't keep it current anymore. They suggested I call the British Consulate. I went online and couldn't find any info. I'll try calling the office on Monday, but if anyone knows, could you give me an appriximate? Many Thanks!
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Apr 3rd, 2009, 04:54 PM
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It's already included in your plane ticket price.
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Apr 3rd, 2009, 04:57 PM
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Apr 3rd, 2009, 04:59 PM
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If you're flying out of UK to an international destination (eg, US), you pay £40 if you're flying in coach, £80 if you're flying Business Class or First Class. But again, these are already included in your final airfare. (That's why when airlines advertise $199 one-way fare from NY to London, instead of paying $398 for a roundtrip ticket, you actually pay close to $600 for all the tax and fees.)
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Apr 3rd, 2009, 05:07 PM
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Thanks yk...you;ve been very helpful.
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>>>I checked with the airline and they don't keep it current anymore. They suggested I call the British Consulate. <<<

Out of interest, which airline was it that was so badly informed? You must have spoken to a complete dunderhead, for them not to be aware that your final ticket price includes all taxes and duties.
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