Airline Fees & Taxes–Who Knew?

My parents just booked their flights from Arizona to come and see our growing little family (little unnamed Hylton is due on December 11th).  Great news!

As they usually do, they sent me their itinerary by email.  They got a great deal on the flights at less than $800 per person.  All good.

Here’s the interesting part…  the itinerary listed in detail all of the various fees and taxes paid with the ticket.  First, I’m amazed they can fly someone across the world for $297.00, and b) I like the transparency (though it scares me in this case).  I haven’t seen this before and I was a bit shocked so I thought I would share. 

Am I the only one who has been out of the loop on how crazy this fair-to-fee ratio is?

Fare Breakdown

Airfare:

297.00

USD

   

U.S. Customs User Fee:

5.50

     

U.S. Immigration User Fee:

7.00

     

U.S. APHIS User Fee:

5.00

     

U.S. Security Service Fee:

7.50

     

U.S. Federal Transportation Tax:

32.20

     

Germany Airport Security Charge:

15.90

     

Germany Passenger Service Charge:

45.30

     

Switzerland Airport Passenger/Security Charge:

14.70

     

Switzerland Airport Tax:

11.10

     

Fuel Surcharge:

330.00

     

U.S. Passenger Facility Charge:

12.00

     

Per Person Total:

783.20

USD

   
     

eTicket Total:

1,566.40

USD

   

The airfare you paid on this itinerary totals:

594.00

USD

Taxes, fees and surcharges:      972.40        USD

Best,

Robert Hylton

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One thought on “Airline Fees & Taxes–Who Knew?

  1. If you see what taxes they charge in England you will never fly there again. Outrageous. but the fuel surcharge is a bogus one self imposed by the airlines to show artificially low fares.

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