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    • JohnB47
    • By JohnB47 14th Jan 20, 3:27 PM
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    Cancelling Flybe tickets - Tax redemption
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    • 14th Jan 20, 3:27 PM
    Cancelling Flybe tickets - Tax redemption 14th Jan 20 at 3:27 PM
    Apparently, if I cancel flight bookings with Flybe, 'Tax Redemption of Air Passenger' duty incurs a fee of 25 per person 'per sector'.

    Can anyone explain what 'per sector' means? In my case the flights are simply an outward flight and a return two days later between two UK airports.

    Best case would be that 'per sector' in my case means 25 per booking (hence frees for three persons would be 3 X 25 = 75).

    Worst case would be that each individual flight would be a sector, so the fees would be double that = 150.

    I have a strange feeling that I know the answer to this. Can anyone clarify?
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    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 14th Jan 20, 3:31 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 3:31 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 3:31 PM
    A 'sector' is a flight i.e. if you were to fly Manchester - London - Paris that is 2 sectors whereas Manchester - Paris would be 1 sector


    ETA how much APD did you actually pay ? looks like one of those cases where the admin fee will wipe out the refund
    Last edited by k3lvc; 14-01-2020 at 3:34 PM.
    • JohnB47
    • By JohnB47 14th Jan 20, 3:58 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 3:58 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 3:58 PM
    A 'sector' is a flight i.e. if you were to fly Manchester - London - Paris that is 2 sectors whereas Manchester - Paris would be 1 sector

    ETA how much APD did you actually pay ? looks like one of those cases where the admin fee will wipe out the refund
    Originally posted by k3lvc
    I was afraid that would be the case.

    APD per person (per booking) is 26.00 GB plus 36.20 UB = 62.20 So a total APD of 186.60 for flights that cost a total of 491.30 (inc. tax).

    I'm not sure what the GB and UB against each tax figure means. Flights are between UK and NI.

    So, if you are correct, the most refund I would get is 186.60 - 150 = 36.60

    Gulp!
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 14th Jan 20, 5:01 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 5:01 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 5:01 PM
    APD per person (per booking) is 26.00 GB plus 36.20 UB = 62.20 So a total APD of 186.60 for flights that cost a total of 491.30 (inc. tax).

    I'm not sure what the GB and UB against each tax figure means. Flights are between UK and NI.
    Originally posted by JohnB47
    According to Exeter Airport...

    Airport Passenger Duty (APD displayed in a booking as GB), is the amount of tax that the UK Government levies from each passenger for their travel. There are different rates of APD depending on the ticket types and journey type (ie EU/non-EU).

    Departure tax and service charges (displayed in a booking as UB), is the amount the departure Airport levies for the use of their amenities and services. This amount will vary from airport to airport.

    link:https://www.exeter-airport.co.uk/fees-charges/

    Flybe refund policy mentions refunding APD - which is GB. So they might not refund UB.
    • JohnB47
    • By JohnB47 14th Jan 20, 5:33 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 5:33 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 5:33 PM
    According to Exeter Airport...




    Flybe refund policy mentions refunding APD - which is GB. So they might not refund UB.
    Originally posted by eddddy

    Thanks. So it just got worse

    Ah well.
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 14th Jan 20, 7:22 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 7:22 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 7:22 PM
    You will have to hope that they go bankrupt, in which case you are likely to be able to claim what you paid from your credit card.
    • JohnB47
    • By JohnB47 14th Jan 20, 9:01 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 9:01 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 9:01 PM
    You will have to hope that they go bankrupt, in which case you are likely to be able to claim what you paid from your credit card.
    Originally posted by Voyager2002
    Yes, but I don't really want that - people actually losing their jobs etc. I'd rather lose my money if it came to a choice I had to make.

    Just one of those things.
    • Plasticfreemama
    • By Plasticfreemama 27th Jan 20, 7:29 AM
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    • 27th Jan 20, 7:29 AM
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    • 27th Jan 20, 7:29 AM
    It's really annoying but yeah i think all the administrative fees basically wipe out most of the refunds.
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