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AC To Increase Fuel Surcharge...again  
User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2351 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

If the weekend cancellation of the Boeing order wasn't bad enough, AC has indicated it will have to increase its fuel surcharge yet again.

http://micro.newswire.ca/13213-0.html

AC needs some good news..fast!!   

[Edited 2005-06-20 19:00:22]


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User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4999 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

With oil at $60 a barrel... you think its not right for AC to increase the surchage?

C'mon.


User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

Quoting FLYYUL (Reply 1):
With oil at $60 a barrel... you think its not right for AC to increase the surchage?

Isn't the price at $60 a barrel causing problems for all airlines? Why a surcharge instead of raising the fares? I hardly find fuel in the plane a luxurious additional expense. I have problems with the whole idea of surcharges on items that are necessary expenses that we cannot opt out of.


User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Quoting EnviroTO (Reply 2):
Isn't the price at $60 a barrel causing problems for all airlines? Why a surcharge instead of raising the fares? I hardly find fuel in the plane a luxurious additional expense. I have problems with the whole idea of surcharges on items that are necessary expenses that we cannot opt out of.

I agree. $50 a barrel has been the standard price for well over a year now so, fares should be increased accordingly.



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User currently offlineChrisA330 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

Quoting EnviroTO (Reply 2):
Why a surcharge instead of raising the fares?

Actually if you read the press release, AC is increasing domestic fares - as a result of fuel costs. Since last year, there is no seperate fuel surchage for domestic flights, it is all included in the fare.


User currently offlineRobsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

Here is what the Canadian Transportation Agency has to say about surcharges. Unfortunately, they are still letting these surcharges go through even though I believe the airlines would have no problem rolling them into the fares.

"In previous Orders, the Agency stated that it was concerned that the ever-increasing use of surcharges limits consumers' ability to compare advertised air fares, as the advertised price does not usually disclose the true price that the consumer will have to pay at the time of purchase. Accordingly, the Agency is of the opinion that air carriers should make every effort to incorporate surcharges into air fares and avoid such surcharges. If surcharges are used, however, they should only be a temporary measure, which air carriers use to respond to unforeseen and unavoidable increases in their costs."


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

Just FYI, at the office, I received messages about 4 or 5 other airlines increasing their fuel surcharge as well today - be it through taxes, or through Q-surcharges, but not a single one of them (sorry, don't have the list of airlines here right now) actually announced they'd be increasing the fares.


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16335 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

A fuel surcharge is the correct approach, as opposed to a general fare increase. A fuel surcharge is more transparent and can be more easily identified (and hence removed) should fuel prices drop.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3705 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3156 times:
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All airlines need to add either a fuel surcharge, or jack up the ticket prices. The LCC's need to participate in this increase as well.


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User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 7):
A fuel surcharge is the correct approach, as opposed to a general fare increase. A fuel surcharge is more transparent and can be more easily identified (and hence removed) should fuel prices drop.

Only if the advertised price includes the fuel surcharge can I agree with that statement. I have no problem with seeing a cost breakdown for transparency, but if one price is shown it should be the all inclusive one.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16335 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

Quoting EnviroTO (Reply 9):
Only if the advertised price includes the fuel surcharge can I agree with that statement. I have no problem with seeing a cost breakdown for transparency, but if one price is shown it should be the all inclusive one.

If oil prices drop on an sustained basis, it is up to AC customers to "demand" the fuel surcharge component be rescinded.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineBiggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 7):
A fuel surcharge is the correct approach, as opposed to a general fare increase. A fuel surcharge is more transparent and can be more easily identified (and hence removed) should fuel prices drop.

Has AC ever decreased it's fuel surcharge ??


User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

I will give it another week before all airlines decide to increase fuel surcharge unless the price of the Oil Barrel drops! And now with it being peak season during summer, we are going to have to absorb the surcharge... as usual!!!

User currently offlineAC7E7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 666 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Quoting Biggles (Reply 11):
Has AC ever decreased it's fuel surcharge ??

Yes they have.


User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2901 times:
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Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 8):
All airlines need to add either a fuel surcharge, or jack up the ticket prices. The LCC's need to participate in this increase as well.

Hey it's their business model, not yours or mine!  Smile



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