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Departure Tax? HELP! #371760
03/27/10 08:42 PM
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Hi -

I have read many conflicting accounts online and the customer service rep at American Airlines has no idea....Here are my questions:

1) Is there a departure tax at the international airport in Belize City that is on top of whatever taxes you have paid to the airline when you bought your ticket?

2) If so, how much in US$ per person?

3) I have read that Continental includes the departure tax in the price of the ticket and American Airlines does not. But AA has no idea...Could you tell me what you know about this? I want to make sure we have adequate cash at the airport to cover this.

Thanks!

Re: Departure Tax? HELP! [Re: MadameK] #371762
03/27/10 08:49 PM
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Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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Departure taxes and fees total US$39.25. To my knowledge, American is the only airline that doesn't include it in ticket price.

You can pay with Visa or MasterCard in addition to U.S. cash.

You would think that American would know whether or not they collect the $39.25 at BZE!

--Lan Sluder


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Re: Departure Tax? HELP! [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First] #371776
03/28/10 08:13 AM
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You are correct Lan, American is the only one who collects it at BZE. All other airlines include it in their price. I suspect that's American Airlines way of having the "lowest price" when you look online.

If you look at the very bottom of your e-tickets, it will show you in fine print the amount of taxes. When you use Continental, USAir, or TACA, it will list six or seven tax amounts that add up to $39.50. American tickets do not have that listed.

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What about Delta?

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