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BA Announces 2nd Fuel Surcharge This Year  
User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1693 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?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4617977.stm

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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Thread starter):
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.

O'Leary can actually add as much fuel surcharges as he wants. Ryanair doesn't publish fares, so by closing a few booking classes, he can actually add a "hidden surcharge".


User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Thread starter):
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.


User currently offlineSpeedbirdEGJJ From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1670 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!!


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Will this mean those £69 return base fares become scarce?

User currently offlineSpeedbirdEGJJ From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Richard,

As all the lead in fares include everything the £69 fares will be increased accordingly.


User currently offlineJobsaGoodun From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1625 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!


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

Hmm, prices haven't changed for me on the routes I look at, still the same even in Oct,

Sam



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