Delta Will not be collecting taxes during FAA shutdown period

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  1. ryandc99
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    I just tweeted @DeltaAssist asking if they were collecting tax tonight, and got this response:

    "Delta will not collect the relevant taxes during the shutdown period. [​IMG]WG"


     
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    Nice.

    Do you know which exact taxes go away (until re-instated)?
     
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    Book up!
     
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    Taxes that won't be collected include:

    • The 7.5 percent tax generally applicable to domestic transportation.
    • A $16.30 international arrival/departure tax each way (for flights to Canada, Mexico or other foreign destinations).
    • The $3.70 domestic segment tax.
    • The $8.20 departure tax for flights between Alaska/Hawaii and the mainland U.S.
    Some other taxes and fees, including the Sept. 11 security fee, still will be collected.
     
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    If only the UK APD were part of the taxes that couldn't be collected. It dwarfs any tax the US imposes.
     
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    The itinerary I booked this morning is just a domestic jaunt (BNA-ATL-West Coast-ATL-BNA) but the savings of $31.50 from an identical routing booked a few days ago was nice.
     
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    I hate APD....:mad:
     
  8. ryandc99
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    A interesting data point. Last night I booked a ticket on the phone with DL. The lady informed me that due to the current tax situation blah blah blah, that if I needed to make any changes to this ticket in the future and the tax was back in effect, I would be subject to the taxes for the entire ticket value, not just the fare difference.
     
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    From a news article:
    I assume DL will do the same.
     
  10. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    UA apparently raised fares as well.
     
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    I'm guessing they are all CYA'ing in case the government comes back afterwards and tells them to pay back the retroactively due taxes.
     
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    So the big difference seems to be domestic tickets rather than international. Does anyone know whether domestic segments that are part of an international itinerary (without stopovers over 24 hours) are subject to the 7.5% tax? My guess is not if a through fare is used, but can anyone verify this for certain?
     
  13. jmrich1432
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    Delta has raised fares since yesterday. There have been a few routes/dates I've been monitoring and it looks like they've all gone up pretty substantially ($248 ai, now $294 ai).

    TAXES are still coming in around $7-$10, base fares are just much higher.
     
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    :rolleyes: So much for "... period."

    Farecompare's Rick Seaney tweeted yesterday Virgin America, Frontier and Alaska hadn't offset fares.
     

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