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xONEx RTW Taxes...nuts!!!!

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bammac

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I was just looking at the pricing of the RTW tickets on the Qantas site. The crazy thing is the taxes don't make any sense to me. eg:

First 4 (See example 1) All year $13,669 $1,522.89 $15,191.89
First 5 (See example 2) All year $14,679 $886.56 $15,565.56
First 6 (See example 3) All year $15,689 $851.76 $16,540.76

Why would passengers incur higher taxes when most likely flying less distance (less fuel) and arriving/departing from fewer destinations (less airport costs)?

Can someone clarify why the First 4 gets taxed more than the First 6.
 

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I bet they've got the "taxes" the wrong way around, although I'm too lazy to price out the taxes, fees and fuel surcharges for each of the trips.

As often mentioned here, of course if you plate your ticket with AA, then you pay a lot less in fuel surcharges for any XONEX fare than the Qantas charges.
 

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Mal said:
I bet they've got the "taxes" the wrong way around, although I'm too lazy to price out the taxes, fees and fuel surcharges for each of the trips.

As often mentioned here, of course if you plate your ticket with AA, then you pay a lot less in fuel surcharges for any XONEX fare than the Qantas charges.

If they have made a "mistake" I wonder how long it will take them to fix it? Didn't it take them a few months to lower "taxes" after the drop in fuel? ;)
 
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bammac said:
I was just looking at the pricing of the RTW tickets on the Qantas site. The crazy thing is the taxes don't make any sense to me. eg:



Why would passengers incur higher taxes when most likely flying less distance (less fuel) and arriving/departing from fewer destinations (less airport costs)?

Can someone clarify why the First 4 gets taxed more than the First 6.

the 6 continent one had

Melbourne to Auckland to Santiago to Buenos Aires to New York to Toronto to Chicago to Dublin to London to Helsinki to Madrid to Johannesburg to Cape Town to Johannesburg to Hong Kong to Melbourne.

while the 4 continent had

Adelaide to Sydney to Bangkok to Singapore to Hong Kong to London to Athens to Madrid to London to Vancouver to New York to Miami to Mexico to Miami to Los Angeles to Sydney.

Given that the sample itineries are different, it is not surprising that the taxes are different. There are more sectors in the 4 zone example (16) than the 6 (15) so for higher taxes are feasible

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Taxes can vary enormously depending on your routing, stopovers (some places taxes are higher for stopovers than transits, although watch for the varying definitions of transit that are used), airline, etc.
 
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