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Taxes on trip to USA

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Qman327

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We are planning a trip to the states using QF FF points but are concerned about the taxes. I am expecting a hefty bill but just want to know so there are no surprises. TA cant help me. Is there a calculator online somewhere?

Itinerary is Mel/Nadi/Honolulu/San Francisco
Drive to LA then fly to Melb

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Do a dummy booking online (do the booking process, selecting flights without completing it) and if you have enough points the taxes will be calculated for you.
 

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I was going to try that but was concerned it will confirm the flights before i had a chance to back out. Not sure i can do an award booking without using a valid account. I will have another look. Thanks
 

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Nothing get ticketed until you put your CC number in. Before this the points and 'taxes' are quoted.
 

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Thanks II have just been trying to do that but now i cant get the flights i want, or anythinlg close to the dates required. I am now just trying for any date just to get the quote on taxes, but if i cant get the flights, it might be all in vain anyway. Damn FF progammes suck.

Will keep trying.
 

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Not sure how indicative this is (and apologies if this gives you a bum steer) as I have never booked an international award flight, but my upcoming MEL-SYD-LAX return paid fare includes taxes of ~ $500.
 

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I did a dummy booking using May 2008 dates.

MEL-NAN-xLAX-HNL-SFO,LAX-MEL came to 137,000 QFF points and $385 in +++.
 
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Thanks for that. IO think the reason i have been having trouble is i am trying to get 4 seats. Appreciate you doing that though. The message cut off at the end but it looks like you were saying the taxes came to $385 per person. Was that right? if so that is not all bad.

Thanks again.
 

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Qman327 said:
Thanks for that. IO think the reason i have been having trouble is i am trying to get 4 seats. Appreciate you doing that though. The message cut off at the end but it looks like you were saying the taxes came to $385 per person. Was that right? if so that is not all bad.

Thanks again.

I don't think it was cut off +++ means Taxes, Airport fees and Fuel Surcharges.
 
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