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    Hello everyone, new to this site looking for help on a trip I am planning to take with a friend visiting Africa. Looking up flight to CKY from CDG, found AF596. This flight makes a stop over in FNA then continues on to cky.
    When pricing the route CDG-FNA-CKY through my IDtravel price came up to be $287.76. Then I separately priced CDG-FNA (just to the stop over city) this was priced at $122.48 then the next leg FNA-CKY a 30min flight $165.28 Gov taxes being $140.

    I read somewhere that if you are flying thru a city where you are just connecting not your origin city neither your destination city, there is a way as a thru passenger of either being reimbursed your taxes you paid for that leg or not having to pay the taxes period.

    Is this accurate? if yes how do I go by doing that?

    Thank you everyone your help is really appreciated.


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    Welcome aboard midou3, there’s a seat for you right down front. Many of our members have traveled to Africa, but I’m not quite sure about West Africa, you might want to do a search on that. However, I am confident that our members will be happy to help you put the pieces of high, medium and low ZED travel together. Good luck with your trip, and do come back and tell us all about it.

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    ZED fare are point to point so a nonstop flight will always price less than a connecting flight and the taxes are added for each city. If you find a way to get those taxes refunded, let me know. I have never heard of that being an option since, to my knowledge, the departure taxes apply for both connections and original departure.
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    Clueless about tax refund issue. What is your US gateway? DL flies ACC, LOS and DKR from US. Maybe that could be a route option. I've been to both DKR and ACC--thru and layover. All Africa destinations are heavily booked often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs767er View Post
    All Africa destinations are heavily booked often.
    Surprised about this! I'd like to someday go on a real safari. At least the demand for routes are there...

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    I'm with you on that one. We've been 8-9 times. Boss did the CPT flts until they dropped it (huh?) via DKR. We were lucky enough to get Delta One for our 5 personal trips and once we flew EK to Dubai--mega-lousy experience; 8 hrs of hell in coach!
    Lots of folks fly via FRA, etc. That's still a really LONG leg.
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    See a safari in DAR via EK DXB. Best route and always wide open on either 777 or A380.
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    Thanks ddagencylv for the route recommendation! I had it in my mind to look for a direct flight from Europe when the time came, but now I realize that's a pretty long flight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midou3 View Post
    Hello everyone, new to this site looking for help on a trip I am planning to take with a friend visiting Africa. Looking up flight to CKY from CDG, found AF596. This flight makes a stop over in FNA then continues on to cky. When pricing the route CDG-FNA-CKY through my IDtravel price came up to be $287.76. Then I separately priced CDG-FNA (just to the stop over city) this was priced at $122.48 then the next leg FNA-CKY a 30min flight $165.28 Gov taxes being $140. I read somewhere that if you are flying thru a city where you are just connecting not your origin city neither your destination city, there is a way as a thru passenger of either being reimbursed your taxes you paid for that leg or not having to pay the taxes period. Is this accurate? if yes how do I go by doing that? Thank you everyone your help is really appreciated.
    Hello and welcome. Unfortunately I doubt you will get any kind of reimbursement because you get the tickets through my id travel and your airline is not involved. Example let's say you are an AA employee, take AA to LHR then connect on BA to DEL, you will still have to pay the British hefty departure taxes but on the return same route by showing your boarding pass on BA to the AA gate agent in LHR for your return to the Us, this agent can show you as a through passenger therefore override the departure taxes. On an airline which is not yours, the ticket is paid and set up already, the agent of the other airline cannot override anything. I hope I was clear. enjoy your trip.

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