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Air Passenger Duty to Rise Again

Discussion in 'Transportation & Travel' started by Wendy, Dec 5, 2012.

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    The Government has announced a further 2.5% rise to APD effective April 2013 :( :sigh:

    I can't really say what I think on here or I'd have to ban myself :anxious:
     
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    Absolutely disgusting
     
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    Is that a type of tax? Does that mean you pay that based on your ticket fare? :unsure:
     
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    Yes it is Tink, I think it's just under £400/$600 per flight to the US tax. Ridiculous really and a a cheap target, however I'd rather them collect it on something that is a luxury rather than more tax on petrol or raise VAT further.
     
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    OMG! You pay $600 in TAXES to fly to the US????? :eek: Let me tell ya', I wouldn't be able to afford to come over ever at that price! :eek:
     
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    Yes Ma'am! That's all the taxes and fees. Premium economy and business class is more
     
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    The price is ridiculous and they say it's because of the UK carbon footprint. Well if that's the case then they should be charging more for internal flights in the UK not long haul. On a long haul you are out of British airspace within half an hour, it's just another "lets make some money and say it's to stop global warning" :furious:
     
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    Holy cow. My round trip ticket wasn't a whole lot more.

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    At this rate i dont know if we'll ever get to go again - its all just getting crazily expensive :sigh:
     
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    THE GOVERMENT SHOULD REALISE THAT IT IS ORDINARY PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING ON HOLIDAY NOT JUST THE RICH:nono::nono::nono::nono:
     
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    I am just flabbergasted. :eek:
     
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    WOW! I had no idea the taxes were so high! I know it is expensive to fly internationally but that is just highway robbery!
     
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    :yes: Rip off Britain at it's best and people wonder why I want to get away from this country :sigh:

    The problem is the last government bankrupted the country and now this one is being forced to try and repair the damage they did! It's probably a lib dem thing and Cameron is too weak to stand up to them. Enough said from me I think :lol:
     
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    Well, that is the road this country is on too. We'll be seeing increases, we have to. Most of us are just hoping that the increases include everyone and not just the working poor.
     

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