Ticket taxes

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  1. Thom

    Thom Intern

    Mar 29, 2005
    Hi all , does anyone have the breakdown of taxes on an airline ticket.
    I was looking at an award fight to the USA and the taxes were $ 300 ish.



  2. NM


    Aug 27, 2004
    Flight Map:
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    You can find out about most of the taxes, levies and surcharges here:


    Also Australian taxes here:

    And USA taxes here:

    And Airline surcharges here:

    Note that there are lots to be considered. For an Australia-USA trip, these will be included:

    Fuel Surcharge. This depends on the number of sectors. So if just SYD-LAX-SYD on QF, it will be $60 per sector or $120. If you have connecting domestic sectors then it will be more.

    Aus Departure Tax. This is also calls the Passenger Movement Charge and is $38 per passenger.

    Noise Levy. If you have an arrival into SYD then you will have to pay $3.40.

    Passenger Serivce Charge. This varies by airport. For Sydney it is $20.58 for each departure and arrival, making a return trip $41.16. And other connecting domestic sectors will also incure these charges.

    In the USA there are lots of small fees that add together to make a significant tax/levy amount. Again it depends on how many and which airports you pass through.

    USA Federal Security Tax = US$2.50 (A$3.30) per airport (max of 4) so toal of A$13.20.

    USA International Arrival Tax = US$13.40 (A$17.60)

    USA Customs = US$3.00 (A$3.90). Also called "Animal and plant health inspection fee).

    USA Immigration Inspection Fee = US$6.00 (A$7.90)

    USA Arrival Customs Fee = US$5.00 (A$6.60)

    Various USA Airport Passneger Movement Fees depend on the airports used.

    You are quite entitled to ask the travel agent for a breakdown of the fees.

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