Norwegian Would




Yes. Way.

David F writes:

Got this today from Norwegian, the airline. State imposing a tax on the airlines, the airlines passing it on to the customers.

AND they’re imposing it retrospectively. So, you booked a flight in Jan for any time after June, you get pinged 80nok (about €10 euro)…


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30 thoughts on “Norwegian Would

  1. Harry Molloy

    Retrospective legislation is generally bad legislation!

    What airline out of curiosity? I would have thought most would absorb the cost, the cost of collections alone would chip into the difference.

    1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

      Surely not retrospective if it applies to flights landing after XX date.

      Most would pass this tax only rather than absorb it. Profit shareholders etc.

    2. Phelem O'Doherty-Mooney

      Clue is in reading what David F wrote.

      Got this today from Norwegian, the airline.

    3. classter

      Can he refuse to pay the additional money?

      Let Norwegian absorb the cost or fight the decision.

      Was there no phase-in period?

      1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

        Its like 8 euro. If he can’t pay that and he’s going to Norway, he’s screwed.

        1. David

          You’d be lucky to get a beer for that actually! You’re looking at more like 100nok.

          Don’t mind the amount of money, it’s more that it’s a tax added on to an old transaction, AND Norwegian are taking it from our accounts without any agreement, which is, according to Norwegian customer association, against the law.

          1. David

            It won’t stop me going, I just found the addition of a late tax onto an already payed bill a bit strange. If you had a meal somewhere pre water charges, paid for it, and they came after you ten weeks later saying you owed them a fiver for a tax that was introduced since, would you not question it?

            Sas, for example, are absorbing it.

            Also, don’t be such a grumpy b@ll&cks.

          2. David

            And… you can’t ‘not pay’, genius. They take the money from the same account that paid for the original flight.

  2. Mulder

    Do get christmas free or.
    Mean what about Santa and Lapland and goodwill to all men including the poor passengers or mugs who have to pay.

  3. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

    Ah lads, it’s literally the price of beer over there. Drama llamas

  4. Paul

    everything is a rip-off in Norway, now there’s a price for stepping into the country.

  5. Ms Piggy

    I’m certainly no lawyer (let alone a Norwegian lawyer), but I’d have thought the airline would have to absorb that cost for anyone who’s already purchased their flights and has a receipt for the completed transaction?

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      +1 Can’t see how it fits any consumer law. A sale is a contract. You can’t change the terms afterward without agreement on both sides.

  6. Mulder

    Has anyone thought about the polar bears, how this might affect them.
    Or santa.
    I mean how many shopping days until.

  7. Sue


    I’ve received the same email. I returned from Norway on 1st June, the day the tax was introduced. I booked my flight in February and, like you, paid online so they have my card details. I’m going to ask my bank whether they can take a further payment without my agreement. It just seems wrong that they can impose an additional fee once you’ve booked and paid for a flight.

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