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Plane Talk - How much of my ticket price is just tax?

Plane Talk // Finance// Travel // Jan. 9, 2017

Chaitan Jain talks us through your ticket price, taxes and what those taxes are then used for.

The airline fare + optional services + government taxes = your ticket price.

But what factors can affect how much tax you pay? Well the country that your flight leaves from, is the short answer. The rates will also change based on the class of travel.

But it doesn't always work out to charge 'sky-high' taxes. Ireland and the Netherlands abolished air passenger tax and it's having a positive effect on their economy.

Chaitan Jain from IATA talks to Katt Cullen for this week's episode of Plane Talk.

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