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#95969 - 01/17/05 07:46 AM Departure Tax  
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LJ Offline
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I am flying on American Airlines,on my tickets it just says taxes $95, would the departure tax be included?

#95970 - 01/17/05 08:36 AM Re: Departure Tax  
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The departure tax is being collected as a part of the airline's ticketing process. No longer being collected in cash during departure.

#95971 - 01/17/05 08:54 AM Re: Departure Tax  
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We flying in on American also, ff miles, my taxes are only $65 and we got these tickets last May. Do you think we'll still have to pay the departure tax upon leaving?

#95972 - 01/17/05 10:47 AM Re: Departure Tax  
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Probably will have to pay it. We paid it in cash last March, but not in June or November, it was in the tickets. Maybe you'll get lucky, there aren't a lot of 8-9 month old tickets floating around out there.

#95973 - 01/17/05 10:55 AM Re: Departure Tax  
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coco I would say nothing .and when you are going home they probably will not check .. , well maybe ???? but wait and see just have the money ready and see what happens !!!!!!! my bet is you will get a free ride on the tax..

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#95974 - 01/17/05 12:10 PM Re: Departure Tax  
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Thanks for the replys ChooChoo and Capt Jeff. Will have the money ready just in case.
Capt. Jeff will see you soon!

#95975 - 01/17/05 01:29 PM Re: Departure Tax  
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I spoke with a representative from American Airlines Last Thursday night and was informed that the departure tax is NOT included...I find this very odd, I was last in Belize in October 2004 and I did have to pay departure tax to American Airlines but my parents who left the day after me did not.....Smells kind of fishy to me!!!!

#95976 - 01/17/05 02:14 PM Re: Departure Tax  
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I also just booked a flight to Belize, so I called AA back & they told me the departure tax
(20 U.S. dollars) was NOT included....But I think Capt Jeff has a great idea..... laugh

#95977 - 01/17/05 03:15 PM Re: Departure Tax  
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AA is wrong. The old departure tax was $20 now it is $35.

#95978 - 01/17/05 04:39 PM Re: Departure Tax  
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atomicindy, that is correct. I have found that the airline reservation departments are a bit in the dark on this, and really give suspect information. Barb Kater (Barb's Belize) posted a little ditty a few weeks back that showed how to read your taxing authorities and the amounts as posted on your voucher. However, it was a bit complicated for this old Wolverine educated Hoosier boy and I threw in the towel.

All I know is that in March '04 we paid it in cash at departure (USAIR), in June '04 I had 17 tickets and it was paid on all those tickets (USAIR), in November we had six couples (a mix of AA and USAIR) and it was included in those tickets with both airlines. It is now $35 since, I believe, the first of June '04.

It is my understanding that the servicing airlines had finally made the arrangements with the Belizean authorities to collect the departure tax in the ticket cost and remit to the BZ government much like they do in most destinations that have such taxes.

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