tsukinodeynatsu wrote:I'm surprised nobody's mentioned this yet: the taxes for UK flights were changed a few months back. Now the amount of tax you pay to the UK airport depends on a) the class you flew and b) how far you came from.
So if you fly from Paris you'll pay a hell of a lot less than if you fly from Taipei.
Cheapest way now is to either fly to Dublin or somewhere else in Europe, get a cheapie flight over and suck up the 'check-in baggage/toilet/oxygen fees' you'll have to pay. It'll still be cheaper than paying 17000NTD in tax..
There are pretty much no connecting Asian-Dublin flights so that's a no no. Major European-Asian routes are Amsterdam, Paris , London and Frankfurt.