Claim Childs  Air Fare duty tax back - new rules from May 1st
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Claim Childs Air Fare duty tax back - new rules from May 1st

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Found 25th Apr 2015
Claim Childs Air FareTax (APD) back (2 -12yrs)- new rules from May !st

whether is disneyland Paris or Florida or worldwide - tax paid on childs air fares will be ceasing May 1st

if already booked and paid - you can claim back

some airlines have automatically done it - some havent - some are down to holiday firm you booked with

read article for instructions how to claim

enjoy extra spending money
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/holidays/article-3054274/Thousands-parents-risk-missing-refunds-Air-Passenger-Duty-children-axed-May.html

link for easyjet info - courtesy of member hannay - thanks
http://www.easyjet.com/en/help/booking/apd

link for British Airways
http://www.headforpoints.com/2015/01/14/how-to-claim-apd-air-passenger-duty-refund-british-airways-for-child/

Thomas Cook Airlines
http://www.thomascookairlines.com/AirPassengerDuty.aspx

Lufthansa
https://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/uk/topoffers/content?nodeid=350848232&l=en

thanks to Mr Prototype
moneysavingexpert.com/new…ine



Edited by: "holly100" 26th Apr 2015
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shame most people wont see this - as not all look in misc
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holly100

shame most people wont see this - as not all look in misc


I've moved it back to Deals Holly
Thanks for posting this Holly, heat added.
wow.. thats awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much.
Thanks, holly - great post.
I've emailed it to friends and shared the articale on twitter and facebook. good find. heat added
Great post very informative without seeing this I would have had no idea
Link for Easyjet:

http://www.easyjet.com/en/help/booking/apd

Hope this helps someone!
Original Poster
hannay

Link for Easyjet:http://www.easyjet.com/en/help/booking/apdHope this … Link for Easyjet:http://www.easyjet.com/en/help/booking/apdHope this helps someone!



thanks hannay - will put up with other link xx
Banned
I would remove the daily mail link if you want to be taken seriously here
Wow! I booked a holiday and was sickened by the tax I had to pay on my kids tickets! I booked through Expedia I haven't heard anything from them , I doubt they will auto rebate me.. ?
WillieGallimore

I would remove the daily mail link if you want to be taken seriously here



l took her seriously with it there.
thanks OP
The refund is valid only on UK departures and after the travel has been made (RyanAir)
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ciechanm

The refund is valid only on UK departures and after the travel has been … The refund is valid only on UK departures and after the travel has been made (RyanAir)



Maundrell added: ‘The important point here is that anyone that’s booked a flight for a child aged 2-11 for after the 1 May must check whether they paid APD. If they did, they need to make sure they get the money back from either the airline or the travel agent.’

Read more: thisismoney.co.uk/mon…tml
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It will save a family of four with two children under 12 some £26 on a flight to Europe and £142 on a flight to the USA, according to the Government. But instead of offering the tax rebates automatically to parents who book their flights and holidays, many airlines are asking consumers to pro-actively apply to get their money back – or miss out altogether.
To add further complexity, parents who have booked package deals will have to go back to the tour operator to make a claim, not to the airline.


Read more: thisismoney.co.uk/mon…tml
Just booked 2 children's flights to Orlando for August 2016 so will be claiming those back! Heat added!
isnt the APD refund only for flights paid for before the rule was announced or if your childs ticket includes it, I believe a lot of the airlines have already included the reductions in the ticket prices already for flights after 1st may. Could be wrong.... But worth checking the tax breakdown on your tickets before chasing airlines.
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pmramsay

isnt the APD refund only for flights paid for before the rule was … isnt the APD refund only for flights paid for before the rule was announced or if your childs ticket includes it, I believe a lot of the airlines have already included the reductions in the ticket prices already for flights after 1st may. Could be wrong.... But worth checking the tax breakdown on your tickets before chasing airlines.



yes - if you are making enquiries - check / ask that you have paid APD (air passenger duty) especially with holiday companies
Any idea about Emirates?
will it work on PIA i booked my tickets for July?
anyone know, how to claim back from united airlines?
Original Poster
wasimshahzad59

will it work on PIA i booked my tickets for July?



kkthomask

Any idea about Emirates?



godzillafan

anyone know, how to claim back from united airlines?




google is your friend - APD and your airline - lots of advice from other forums
wasimshahzad59

will it work on PIA i booked my tickets for July?



Ha ha, expecting anything back from PIA...you must be joking
We booked Cathay Pacific via Opodo in January to fly to HK in July.

Contacted Cathay and they said must claim through Opodo. Contacted Opodo and they said I have to claim after we return from HK at end of August!


Edited by: "Speculator" 26th Apr 2015
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Speculator

We booked Cathay Pacific via Opodo in January to fly to HK in … We booked Cathay Pacific via Opodo in January to fly to HK in July.Contacted Cathay and they said must claim through Opodo. Contacted Opodo and they said I have to claim after we return from HK at end of August!



what peeves me is they added tax on when you bought in January full well knowing of the changes!! so why have you got to wait?- go kick a$$
Could someone clear this up for me.

So after May 1st the tax on child tickets (for under 12s) will be no more. So the questions are;
Will airlines continue to charge the tax on the under 12s ticket after May 1st? (hence the need for a refund I would assume)
Or will the prices not include the tax?

I've bought a tickets for my little sis and I to go Spain next month, she's 9 years old. We're flying Ryan Air and they're doing the automatic refund, so will I be getting some money back (for her ticket)?
holly100, you might want to include this link: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/travel/2014/12/how-to-reclaim-air-passenger-duty-airline-by-airline

Has a table of many airlines and how each one will be giving the refunds (some are yet to decide).
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MrPrototype

Could someone clear this up for me.So after May 1st the tax on child … Could someone clear this up for me.So after May 1st the tax on child tickets (for under 12s) will be no more. So the questions are;Will airlines continue to charge the tax on the under 12s ticket after May 1st? (hence the need for a refund I would assume)Or will the prices not include the tax? I've bought a tickets for my little sis and I to go Spain next month, she's 9 years old. We're flying Ryan Air and they're doing the automatic refund, so will I be getting some money back (for her ticket)?



cant see how they can charge if its abolished on May 1st -
holly100

cant see how they can charge if its abolished on May 1st -



So why the refunds?
holly100

cant see how they can charge if its abolished on May 1st -



Is it for tickets bought before May 1st but travelling after May 1st?
Booked flights to Ohio in August. Means I should get about £500 back. Yippee yi yay.
I booked with 1st choice to Egypt last year for this coming August & they automatically refunded me February before I'd heard of this. From next year it's going to be for all children under 16
WillieGallimore

I would remove the daily mail link if you want to be taken seriously here



hahahaha... so true.
MrPrototype

holly100, you might want to include this link: … holly100, you might want to include this link: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/travel/2014/12/how-to-reclaim-air-passenger-duty-airline-by-airlineHas a table of many airlines and how each one will be giving the refunds (some are yet to decide).



I checked this and realised its actually months old and still shows some airlines still deciding how to refund. it shouldnt take months for airline companied to do that.
Thank you so much. Didn't know about this will chase up my tour operator and see how much we can get back. Hot from me. Thanks for posting this
Any links for Wizzair please?
Good deal?
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Any link for Turkish air line please ?
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