Member since 21 Sep 2012
Total posts 22
Does anyone have any advice on how to avoid high taxes and fees when using an award booking out of EU to any of the ME countries? I’m trying to book either F or J using 180k in QF points for 2 pax but the fees are up to €700. Not concerned about departure country or airline but would rather avoid BA as airline.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 08 Aug 2016
Total posts 112
don't fly out of LHR as they have high premium passenger taxes
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,115
Have a look at Qatar from Paris to Doha. Nice lounge in Paris, was an A380 flight last time I checked, and taxes flying out of France are lower than from the UK.
Member since 24 Dec 2013
Total posts 107
Fly SriLankan as they don't have fuel surcharges. BA QR AY IB all have fuel surcharges so they will all have high fees.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 227
The main thing is to NOT depart from the UK, as it imposes a very expensive APD fee. Details here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rates-and-allowances-for-air-passenger-duty
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