BBC: Airlines call for APD to be scrapped

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  1. rwoman
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    BBC: Airlines call for APD to be scrapped

    +1!!!
    I would be VERY happy to see this happen! I'm sure mtkeller would agree!

    :)
     
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    I hope the APD is removed too. The airlines are correct that the tax discourages vacationers like myself from visiting the UK. Getting inexpensive flights is a major consideration in picking a place to visit. With the APD, it makes the UK expensive to visit. Even if I use an FF award, most programs don't include taxes and fees like the APD.

    Until the APD is dropped, the UK is unfortunately not high on my list of places I plan to visit soon.
     
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    And to think we just saw you here. :)
     
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    An update... the Brits are not making it easy to justify travel here!!

    Telegraph: Travel industry makes final plea over Air Passenger Duty

     
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    Unless I have some unavoidable personal business, I avoid UK the country, LHR the airport, and BA the airline like plague, for this as well as other kinds of fleecing of passengers.
     
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    That's fine. Less crowded when I visit! :D
     
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    I heartily wish you that golden morning when it is just you in Heathrow, no crowds at all except of course various tax/fee/surcharge collectors who will be happy to see you. :)
     
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    I planed my trip to Europe to avoid the UK. Flying business class is a stretch without having to pay outrageous taxes to do so.
     
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