We're all getting used to increasing taxes and surcharges for flights, and when I am paying £15 on taxes and charges on my 1p ticket to Belfast, I am fine with their proportion of the ticket price. But I was particularly aggrieved today; I bought a pair of tickets for Mary and me to go to The Netherlands for my friend Lottie's wedding this Summer and this was the fare breakdown:
Fare excluding taxes : £42.00
Taxes and surcharges : £232.02
85% of the fare is taxes and surcharges! Outrageous! But at least I have another trip on the books, so the inner monster is soothed for now.
Thanks for letting me rant. That is all.
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