Claim Airline Tax Back

Calls for transparency in airline tax and duty fees

By TravelMole on 02 October 2007 in News

Brits are losing out on millions of pounds a year by failing to reclaim the tax and duty paid on cancelled flight tickets.

According to an InsureandGo poll of 2070 people, conducted by YouGov this summer, nearly half of travellers (48%) are not aware they can claim it back, while 3% said they were put off by the high administration charge from the airline.

The insurance company is calling on airlines to be more transparent about how they calculate the refund charges, which can be as high as £30.

Managing Director Perry Wilson said: "The amount of tax and duty paid on each flight people take has increased dramatically and it can now be as much as £150 of the cost of a long haul journey.

"Passengers are estimated to pay £972 million in Air Passenger Duty for 2006/07 and £2.117 billion in 2007/08. If you cancel your ticket, it really does pay to claim back the tax and duty you have paid on it."


alexander massie, fraserburgh uk

i work out in the north sea on a stand by ship. i come from scotland but now stay in thailand.i clam my uk tax back as do not work in uk waters the comply i work for is not based in the uk. so can i clam my airport tax back as i am a travleing seamen going home from a uk airport to thailand.

6 August, 2010

fairtrade inspires, Belfast BT1

Can you advise how to reclaim tax paid on a DIY basis

1 January, 2009

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