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Correct taxes on AA/BA award

Correct taxes on AA/BA award

  1. johnmaher

    I booked a ticket recently for LAX-LHR(AA)-VCE(BA) in Business class. It’s pricing out at 50,000 AAdvantage miles and $102.80 in taxes. If I were to book just the LAX-LHR(AA) it only prices at 50,000 AAdvantage miles and $5.60 in taxes. The following is the breakdown of the taxes.

    [SIZE=4][B]Adult fare, taxes and carrier-imposed fees[/B][/SIZE]
    Base fare $0.00 USD [SIZE=2]Per person[/SIZE]
    CARRIER-IMPOSED FEES $40.00 USD
    PASSENGER SERVICE CHARGE $35.00 USD
    [SIZE=2]UNITED KINGDOM [/SIZE]
    TRANSPORTATION TAX $17.70 USD
    [SIZE=2]UNITED STATES [/SIZE]
    PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE $4.50 USD
    [SIZE=2]UNITED STATES [/SIZE]
    US SECURITY FEE $5.60 USD
    [SIZE=2]UNITED STATES [/SIZE]

    Total Adult taxes and carrier-imposed fees
    $102.80 USD
    [SIZE=2]Per person [/SIZE]

    So my question is, should I really be paying these extra taxes or can I call in and have at least a few of them removed?

  2. Anonymous

    [USER=1001]@johnmaher[/USER] — Welcome! Those look correct to me; you do pay higher fees for the British Airways flight, and European airport taxes are higher as well.

  3. johnmaher

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 8767, member: 7″][USER=1001]@johnmaher[/USER] — Welcome! Those look correct to me; you do pay higher fees for the British Airways flight, and European airport taxes are higher as well.[/QUOTE]

    [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] Thanks for responding so promptly! A big thanks to Ben too for posting about the amazing award availability that made this possible.
    I know BA’s taxes and fees on award bookings are high, but what surprised me the most, was that AA was choosing to tack on 2 additional US taxes because I added the LHR-VCE segment. It’s only an additional $22 dollars in US taxes so I’m not going to worry but it just seemed strange to me.

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