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What taxes did you pay on long haul Avios redemptions in 2021?

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  • Rhys
    HfP Staff

    Hi guys, I’m looking for historical taxes and charges on standard return long haul Avios redemptions on BA. If you could dig back into any trips you took that would be ideal. The pricing should be on your BA e-ticket receipt.

    Few things:
    – only looking at BA flights – mostly Club
    – return only please
    – default Avios redemption pricing

    In particular the following routes:
    – Denver
    – Tokyo
    – Johannesburg or Cape Town
    – Maldives
    – Rio
    – Singapore

    TYIA!

    NorthernLass

    Hi Rhys, do you mean you only want the figures if booked as a return? I tend to book separate legs but could obviously add them up!

    Rhys
    HfP Staff

    Yes only return please!

    NorthernLass

    Original post seems to have disappeared but for LHR-GCM-LHR, out in CW and back in PE, surcharges were £630 pp. Booked as separate legs but the difference is negligible on that route.

    Tracy

    I recently paid £703.88 per person for CW from Glasgow to Male, return Dubai to Glasgow….booked 24/01/22 for travel Dec 2022.

    ChrisC

    Are you really just after the BA surcharges rather than APD, airport fees and proper government taxes levied in other countries?

    Alan H

    For a redemption booked in the October 2020 sale but travel completed in Jan 2022, LHR-GCM-LHR in CW, total taxes and charges was £622.37 per person.

    Rhys
    HfP Staff

    Are you really just after the BA surcharges rather than APD, airport fees and proper government taxes levied in other countries?

    Nope, the whole lot. Ie. the cash portion of the fare

    JDB

    Cape Town £599.04 per person return

    Destinations you didn’t ask for:-

    Buenos Aires £622.33
    Mexico City (in F) £695.22 in 2021 and £697.47 in 2022

    Rhys
    HfP Staff

    Cape Town £599.04 per person return

    Destinations you didn’t ask for:-

    Buenos Aires £622.33
    Mexico City (in F) £695.22 in 2021 and £697.47 in 2022

    Thanks, when was Cape Town and Buenos Aires?

    JDB

    Buenos Aires originally for travel Jan 2021, carried over to next week with no change in taxes.
    Cape Town booked July 2021 for travel April 2022.

    RyanB

    Sydney in first for 2 people using a companion voucher was £1379.52. Original booking was for the start of 2021, pushed back a few times, now the booking is for October this year. No change in fees though

    tiriavpo

    Sydney in first for 2 people using a companion voucher was £1379.52. Original booking was for the start of 2021, pushed back a few times, now the booking is for October this year. No change in fees though

    Thats interesting – we booked the same for Christmas 21 and it was £1635. That was FTVd, and just rebooked for the end of this year and they wanted another £26.

    zio

    These are properly historical figures as haven’t travelled for 2 years… maybe still helpful? All flights in business.
    DEN July 2017 £542.45 (booked July 2016)
    JNB July 2018 £553.57 (booked July 2017)
    TYO Apr 2019 (booked Apr 2018) was not direct: £396.91 return LHR-HKG on BA, then £46.90 return HKG-TYO on CX

    Not Long Now...

    LHR-JNB booked Feb ’21, 25/12/21-16/01/22, 2-4-1 voucher in club, £1295.96
    LHR-JNB, DUR-LHR, booked July ’18, 23/01/19-01/02/19, 2-4-1 voucher in club, £1133.42

    Matt

    Open jaw into Houston and out of Nashville, booked in September 21 for travel next month, £1339.34 for 2 of us.

    Mirp

    LHR- MLE Maldives £616.17 for one person return in CW. Booked October 2021 for trip in December 2022.

    I’m not sure it’s totally what you’re after Rhys, but companion voucher to SFO for 2 in CW, booked in Oct 21 for travel in Sep 22 was £1349.34.

    jj

    Booked DEN in Jan 22 for travel in Jan 23 for £690.66 in CW.

    Obviously not used, but also booked GRU in Apr 20 for travel in Oct 20 for £591.96 in F.

    George K

    Here’s mine. Club World return.

    573.87 Rio De Janeiro
    589.17 Hong Kong
    599.47 Cape Town

    Rhys
    HfP Staff

    Thanks everyone. Anyone have bookings for LA, Tokyo and Boston?

    NorthernLass

    Funny you should say that, I had completely forgotten we are booked to BOS next month (negative test permitting). Out in F, back in CW, £1410.52 for 2 of us, including MAN connections which will bump up the cash element a bit (£100 presumably for 2 x RFS in CE). The whole thing has been cancelled and rebooked so many times by BA, my app shows me taking about 4 different flights that day!

    It was 128,000 avios in total as the F leg falls on an off-peak day even though it’s in our school Easter holidays.

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    Biki

    Thanks everyone. Anyone have bookings for LA, Tokyo and Boston?

    I’ve got a booking for Tokyo, booked last October for travel this October, but I booked each leg separately.

    The cost for 2 passengers outbound was £783.14 and inbound was £194.40

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    ChrisD

    December 2019 LHR-MIA returning January 2020 LAX-LHR both in F with 241 was £1435.44 for two of us

    Adstring

    Looking at £1480 for 2 for a return LHR to JFk in July this year. I’m sure it used to be closer to £1k..

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