You might be able to claim money back on a flight you've booked

plane The tax that you pay on airline tickets is going to be removed for anyone under the age of 16, from March 1st. There's some decent savings because of this news - for a longer flight, that's £71 staying in your pocket.

This news also means that you could save money on flights you've paid for already, as some companies are saying you can have your money back, that you have spent on this soon-to-be-dead tax.

The good guys will be getting in touch with you and doing all the legwork as a gesture of goodwill, but of course, some will be whistling at their desks and wanting you to do everything. Of course, if you don't, they get to keep that money for themselves.

So, if you've booked a flight with easyJet, Thomas Cool and Thomson, they'll be automatically refunding you. However, if you have booked with Ryanair, KLM and Flybe, you'll need to fill a form in online. If you've booked with Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, and Swiss International, you'll need to give them a ring.

These are all if you've booked your own flights to somewhere. If you booked a booked package deal where the flights were included, then you'll need to get in touch with your tour operator to make a claim.

If you want to see a full list of all the airlines, complete with contact details and what they'll be doing (or not doing) for you, then all you have to do is CLICK HERE.


  • Steff
  • Chris
    We booked in January for Ryanair flights in August. The kids seats were significantly cheaper - I assumed due to not being charged this tax. Maybe Ryanair have been doing the right thing since at least then?

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