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Old 24th Nov 2008, 20:02
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davidjohnson6
 
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Calm down, calm down...

As I understand it, since February 2007, Air Passenger Duty has been:

Europe economy = 10 pounds - will go up by 1 pound
Europe higher class = 20 pounds - will go up by 2 pounds
Non-Europe economy = 40 pounds
Non-Europe higher class = 80 pounds

Europe = area covered by Single European Sky - not just the EU

The Europe economy charge is going up by 1 pound from 2009, and Europe higher class by 2 pounds from 2009. This is almost exactly the same as inflation. Tax on booze and fags goes up with inflation most years - why should APD be exempt ?

Beyond Europe, just tracking inflation the charge should go up by 4 pounds / 8 pounds respectively.

If travelling 2001-4000 miles, it goes up by 5 pounds (economy) and 10 pounds (business).
If travelling 4001-6000 miles it goes up by 10 pounds (economy) and 20 pounds (business)

Very few people make numerous long-haul trips out of their own post-tax income each year. Having to spend an extra pound on your weekend trip to Italy is not a lot to ask.

Dons flak jacket and runs for cover....
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