Drinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1680 times:
With Oil hitting $60 a barrel, BA have upped their fuel surcharge again. Up £6.00 on European runs to £16.00 and up £16.00 on long haul. Be interesting to see if Mr. O'Leary either i.) uses this as another "weapon" against BA or ii.) has to start fuel surcharging himself. Surely he can't keep absorbing this money in his ticket prices?
If you believe that then you're well and truly taken in by advertising hype. FR doesn't absorb the cost - it's reflected in the fare you pay, which you'll notice with FR is significantly more than the fares they advertise. Whilst I don't appreciate BA introducing a second surcharge, at least they're honest about it.
SpeedbirdEGJJ From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 429 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1657 times:
Quoting Trident2e (Reply 2): Whilst I don't appreciate BA introducing a second surcharge, at least they're honest about it.
I think thats the key issue here. British Airways publically announced both surcharges this year whilst many other carriers, Flybe for one, have merely 'adjusted' their fare levels to absorb the increases. Seems for BA its a case of dammed if you do and dammed if you dont!!
JobsaGoodun From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1612 times:
It is very interesting to me that many on this forum get narked by airlines that don't offer all inclusive fares and instead decide to offer a basic fare with additional taxes and surcharges. You then get some who would rather have these items excluded so that they are more visible.
Not meaning to create friction or get away from the subject here but it's interesting how different people think. I suppose in many ways it's irrelevent - you pay what you pay - it just remains to be een if the price reduces once the fuel costs drop!