are taxes so high?
found that great fare to Greece...only $475 plus tax.
Great! Then you go to purchuse it and what do you
find? The taxes are $160...or $200 or even $300! My
goodness, that's over 50% of the cost of the ticket!
How can the taxes be so high?
you see everything that you are being taxed on...you'll
see! I've used a round trip flight from Boston to
Athens. American Airlines to JFK and a direct flight
to Athens. Keep in mind, I'm using the company with
the lower taxes... for the same itinerary on British
Air(but traveling through London) the taxes are $260.35
, while on Lufthansa through Germany the taxes are
$246.75, KLM through Amsterdam-$211.55 and Air France
through Paris- $229.
have to fly from another US city to one of the gateways
to Europe you can expect to pay even more in taxes...
is the breakdown for the American Airways/Olympic
flights from Boston to Athens.
Dept of Agriculture
Airport passenger facility
tax in Int'l icket
surcharge and Airline security
have it! and you can expect these taxes to continue
to go up because fuel is not getting any cheaper and
with our shortsighted plan to "fight terrorism",
our need for security is only going to increase!