How Do You Feel About Paying More Taxes On Flying Than The Rest of the EU?

By Jon Partridge on at

It's summer time, and I'm sure many of you are flying off to some sort of sunny destination, but what do you 'reckon about paying Air Passenger Duty? An extra cost slapped on when you're booking your tickets, it means you have to dig extra deep into your wallet to get out of here, and many people find that it's just not on. What's worse is that we pay more than most of Europe and the world, whilst countries such as Holland and Denmark have totally scrapped the extra fee.

Air Passenger Duty has gone up and up over the past few years, and has been criticised for hurting tourism as some people just plain cannot afford the extra costs -- as it can be up to an extra 300 quid for a family of four, and that's essentially a ticket itself!

Of course, on the other hand tax is essential for our society, and paying zero tax would probably do more harm than good. And that's why the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign has started, which aims to raise awareness of the excess tax that is being paid on flying out of the country and to try to get Government to bring it down to levels similar to the rest of Europe.

So, what do you guys think of the tax, and do you think it should be lowered or completely abolished? Do you guys think raising awareness is good too? Sound off in the comments and let us know your thoughts!

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