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While some long distance vacation considerations will still be affordable, such a cheap car rental from Los Angeles Airport, the new flight tax has many travelers and tourist destinations concerned that the cost of travel from the UK will simply be too high.
Britain's Air tax is hardly noticeable for flights within 2000 miles, but when it comes to destinations such as the Caribbean some think the tax is a bit unfair. Not only are the prices high, but the amount of the tax is not based on the distance of the flight from airport to airport, but the distance of the country's capital city from London. The video below from CNN has a great graphic to explain how this illogical way of calculating the tax is unfair, and what the tourism ministers of some countries are calling "a punishment."
Many travelers are already working out ways to travel around the taxes, which for families can add up. The options to plan cruises, travel by ferry, and transport families by 7 seater car rental become more and more appealing when compared to more than $500 in taxes. You can save money with a family 7 seater car from Gibraltar Airport, and many other airports across Europe and the United States.
When your flight is far enough to garner a high tax you can always make up some of the travel cost by planning online to save ahead of time with a cheap car hire to await your arrival at the airport.