I have a bunch of AAdvantage miles I'd like to redeem for a trip from JFK-LHR, or JFK-DUB. But I keep getting slammed with taxes on the angles I take. Only London Suppose first I just am doing London. JFK-LHR, and then LHR-JFK direct on AA since BA is insane. Taxes end up being 60000 miles + $183 R/T per passenger. Not bad, but for an economy ticket I was hoping for better.I suppose most of that is due to the UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) Tax on the long-leg return flight. Any tips? Only Dublin I have no award options to fly direct JFK-DUB (no availability). So I believe I am forced JFK-LHR on an AA flight, and LHR-DUB on a BA flight. (Same on the reverse). Here, I'm not hit with the APD tax because LHR is just a stopover. But now I'm hit with two BA surcharges between LHR and DUB. Here it's 60000 miles + $220 R/T Any tips here? I couldn't find a way around not flying BA for at least the European segments. Thanks.