A flight to Bangkok from the UK can cost somewhere between £350 - £600 economy, depending on dates and availability. I saw one flight for £124, and was astonished, until I saw that the price did not include tax. Until then I had no idea that so much of the cost was just tax.
I read recently that the UK government are thinking of putting up the tax to the Far East to £500, that’s just the tax, I’d need to pay for the flight on top of this.
I am wondering, is there anyway around this ? I wondered if it might be cheaper flying from other European countries. I got a quote from an Irish travel agent. It came in Euro’s, and worked out at £610. It looks like the Irish Government are just as greedy as their UK counterpart. I have not yet tried other European countries. I suppose there is no point.
Has anyone else ever thought about how to avoid the taxman ? There must be a way.