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Departure tax english flights

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paddockwood
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Departure tax english flights

Just to confirm for anyone infants under two do not have to pay the 800 peso. (for those english travelers)

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1. Re: Departure tax english flights

If the child does not have his or her own seat on the plane then there is no departure tax...if the child has a seat then you will have to pay it.

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2. Re: Departure tax english flights

last i heard it was 900 pesos..

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£45 , 2 weeks ago

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Hi,

I thought £45 was 900 pesos ?

Noodles x

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5. Re: Departure tax english flights

I haven't seen any posts indicating that the tax has increased from 800 pesos .......but it's always worked out more expensive to pay in sterling (i.e. 45 pounds), so doing a direct currency exchange valuation doesn't work in this case.

800 pesos would be closer to 38 pounds. It's not a huge savings but hey, it's something.

Edited: 7:39 am, November 02, 2012
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When we got on plane they said £38, then on coach they said it had now gone up to £45, we paid in pesos , just can't remember the amount

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7. Re: Departure tax english flights

Hi,

I suggested it was 900 rather than 800 pesos as we all ran out of pesos on this trip and simply payed £45 each.

I just assumed £45 x 20 (the rate) was 900 pesos ?

Noodles x

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8. Re: Departure tax english flights

"I just assumed £45 x 20 (the rate) was 900 pesos ?"

As I said above, you pay MORE if you pay in sterling. So, if you pay in sterling it's 45 pounds but if you pay in pesos, it's 800. That does NOT mean that 800 pesos equals 45 pounds (because it doesn't).

According to the current rates at oanda.com, 800 pesos equals about 38 pounds. So, if you pay in pesos, you'll be saving yourself close to 7 pounds per person. If the oanda rate is optimistic and you're actually getting 20 pesos to the pound, then you'll still be saving about 5 pounds per person by paying in pesos instead of sterling (800 divided by 20 = 40 pounds).

Clear as mud, no?

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9. Re: Departure tax english flights

We left Mexico last saturday and the Tax was

800 Peso's or £45 (english Pounds) or $XX US Dollars (cant remember amount stated)

We paid for everything in Pesos as worked out cheaper.

Dave

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10. Re: Departure tax english flights

Two days ago it was 800 pesos