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Taxes & Fees on mileage redemption
Hi! I was looking at redeeming miles for a business class ticket to Europe. Was surprised to see $1,000 in taxes and fees due for the booking. Is that avoidable, or just part of playing the game? Thanks!
Clint, it would be useful to know what flights you were trying to book and what miles you were using. Very likely you’re trying to book a BA flight in which case the fees are unavoidable. There maybe UK departure taxes involved which you might be able to work around depending on your ability to travel elsewhere to start your journey. The other option of course is to choose different travel providers. Feel free to add specifics for more feedback :).