The United Kingdom (tax code GB), France (tax code IZ), and (effective March 1, 2011) Ghana (tax code GH) have a dual tax rate that is different depending on whether travel is in business class or coach class.
The embarkation tax applies for the cabin of service in which the customer is traveling when exiting the United Kingdom, France or Ghana and not the fare that was paid. Therefore tickets issued/reissued using a coach class fare in conjunction with an upgrade certificate (i.e. Platinum Medallion, SkyMiles, SkyTeam, Delta eCert) need to pay the higher tax rate.
- The higher GB/ IZ tax also applies when exiting the United Kingdom or France in economy class if connecting within 24hours to a business class cabin regardless of the connecting point (or if the fare is broken).
- The higher GH tax also applies when exiting Ghana in economy class if connecting within 12 hours to a business class cabin regardless of the connecting point (or if fare is broken).
- The higher GB/ IZ, GH taxes tax will not apply if only connecting through the United Kingdom or France or Ghana, as long as travel originates outside of these countries.
- The United Kingdom (GB) tax rate is GBP85 (approximately 100 USD) for economy class travel or GBP170 (approximately 200 USD) for business class travel.
- The France (IZ) tax rate is EUR4 for economy class travel or EUR40 (approximately 80 USD) for business class travel.
- The Ghana (GH) tax rate is USD100.00 for economy class travel or USD 150.00 for business class travel.
- The United Kingdom is in Western Europe and includes islands consisting of Northern Ireland, England (including Channel Islands and Isle of Man), Scotland, and Wales.
Note: For details regarding tax amounts please refer to your respective GDS pages as tax amounts are subject to change. Infants under 2 years old are exempt from GB, IZ and GH tax.
If the additional Dual Cabin Tax for the upgraded cabin is not collected on the ticket, it could be collected by Delta at the airport.