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New flight tax has thrown the UK into total confusion.

New flight tax has thrown the UK into total confusion.

Jan 25th, 2007, 06:21 PM
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Lufthansa are also absorbing the extra tax for those who have booked and paid before announcement.
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Jan 25th, 2007, 06:35 PM
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I'm certain the shareholders in those airline companies which are absorbing the cost of the tax are absolutely thrilled.
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Jan 25th, 2007, 06:46 PM
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Absorbing the tax might be more cost-effective than spending clerical time on getting it paid by the customers.

Corporations rarely do things out of the goodness of their hearts.
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Jan 25th, 2007, 08:11 PM
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You know the absurd thing about this is that it is allowing airlines to advertise very low fares aay for an inter continental flight say from JFK to LHR and when you go to book it, you find the taxes are more than the fare as listed...I have now seen cases where a round trip fare is advertised for $399 with close to $200 in taxes and fuel surcharges and whatever. It's just absurd.
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Feb 25th, 2007, 03:31 AM
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Dragging this back up to the top.

Just had an email from Air New Zealand and they are NOT going to absorb the extra tax, we are feeling somewhat annoyed as we booked and paid for our fares mid Nov. 06.
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Feb 25th, 2007, 03:46 AM
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I just got back from London with some friends making the trip with me...they. luckily for them, took Continental, I took American.

Continental, obviously now a far more customer friendly airline, absorbed the tax.

The clowns at American forced me to pay it.

Just goes to show how much American cares about its pax.
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Feb 27th, 2007, 07:17 AM
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It veries from airline to airline. Thomson fly recently sent me an e mail to say that they had charged 20 pounds extra to my cr card for 4 passengers flying from UK to Spain in March. I kind of expected the charge but it's lucky I wanted to pay with the same card. It is causing confusion at the moment for a lot of people. The caharter companies are the main ones that are passing the cost on to their customers.

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Feb 27th, 2007, 07:36 AM
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I'm not confused, how hard is a time triggered tax for GS?
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