With David Cameron adding taxes here, there and everywhere, I scrambled to book my trip for next January. The flight had already risen by £10 since before the election result, I don't know if that's coincidence or if that it was the change to flight tax (it is now being charged per plane as opposed to per passenger). It got me thinking about the sharp rise that we've all seen in flights we've all seen recently. Is there any exact reason for the hike, poor pound, rising fuel, rising tax, consumer demand, volcanoes or all of the above? To illustrate my point, here are the costs of my last two flights to MCO per person: Sept 2009 : £330 with Virgin, Miles Plus Money Jan 2010 : £360 with KLM/MartinAir Upcoming trip: Jan 2011 : £435 with Virgin, Miles Plus Money Let me hear your woes.