Just booked a flight to Germany for a trip to Germany for me and my wife. I knew the taxes on the ticket would be high but I didn't expect that they would be more than the price of the ticket. Look at this list of taxes and fees.
Taxes and Carrier-imposed Fees
Carrier-imposed International Surcharge*
U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Fee
Passenger Facilities Charge
U.S. Custom User Fee
U.S. Segment Fees
U.S. September 11th Security Fee
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Fee
*Used to calculate Medallion® Qualification Dollars (MQDs).