Air Taxes and Charges
We pride ourselves at Skyline on being transparent when it comes to the finances, we have no hidden costs! Some companies choose not to include the air taxes or fuel surcharges when pricing their challenges which means that you, the individual, are left with a hefty bill to pay just before you leave for your adventure. Something you shouldn't have to worry about when you should be getting excited about your challenge ahead!
We at Skyline have chosen to absorb these costs into the price of your challenge and be up front about it so there are no surprises. This might mean that on the face of it we look more expensive than some of our competitors but you can be sure that the price we are advertising your challenge at now is the price you or your charity will pay. In fact the only exception to this rule is when there is a movement in currency or we make an unexpected saving and we quite rightly pass this back onto you and your charity by reducing the tour costs and in turn the sponsorship level (*South Africa Trek 2012 tour costs reduced by £200 December 2011).
Air taxes & fuel surcharges can be as much as £450 yet this is indicated to the tour operator at the time of booking so there should be no reason why this is not included in the initial costings and passed onto you later.
We intend to be as upfront about our costings as possible but if you have any questions please just call us in the office on 020 7424 5511 & when comparing prices remember to ensure that all air taxes & fuel are including to avoid getting caught out at a later date.