U.K. Airline Taxes Reach High Altitude

A decision by the British government to increase a tax on all flights leaving the United Kingdom has airlines and tourism and travel organizations in that country worried about the effect the increase will have on air travel into the U.K.

On February 1, the Air Passenger Duty, one of those “taxes, charges, and fees” that are added to airfares, doubled. The tax on long-haul flights in economy class increased from £20 to £40 (about $78.58 U.S.), while the duty on long-haul flights in bu

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