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Are Flight Ads In Your Country Honest?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

What i have waited for in ages will finally become true. sick and tired of those and and offers where you end up paying almost half or sometime almost the same price for a ticket that is announced. In Switzerland from June onwards, Fuel surcharges, airport taxes, security fees and other charges must be included in the total price. getting more honest

Therefore WYSIWYG !!!!
http://www.seco.admin.ch/news/00700/index.html?lang=en&noarchiv=yes


Is is the same in your country or has such a law on transparency of prices not yet passed ?


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13140 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

No they are not in the USA as pricing without almost all fees and taxes. This is because of the vairability in fees and taxes on any point to point flights, including stops which then add more segment security or other fees for example. This is also a common pactice in the USA to have the price of an item not include sales taxes (unlike VAT taxes in most countries) so it seems cheaper as it would pre-tax.
For International flights it is even worse. Lets say you see a $159/ each way fare from JFK-LHR, but that means you have to buy a round trip, very few seats at that price, flights only on Wednesdays when there is a full moon and of course none of the taxes and fees that could easily total $150 + of a round trip between those points. The fine print can make you go blind and seems to take up several inches in microtype.
Websites such as Expedia and Travelocity do show in the actual searches for specific flights the totals with all fees and taxes, a far more honest practice and one that I wish would be used by all airlines. They could advertize a EWR-LAX flight as: "Round Trip from $415 - $430 *(including average applicable fees and taxes depending on your exact intinerary).


User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Fuel surchages fine, don't disagree. But why should taxes and government imposed security fees be included in the price? Shouldn't Joe consumer know how much s/he is shelling out for these?

What I find most deceptive, is the way that US airlines advertise a one-way price when you can only buy it return. Now that is deceptive/false because you can't buy it one way


User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

We will have a new law so airlines must give a total price incl EVERYTHING. Until now have many of them had prices excl. taxes etc.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12218 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3110 times:
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In New Zealand recently, NZ was convicted on about 300 charges of misleading the public by the Fair Trading Act. QF will shortly be facing the same charges but on more counts thou (close to 400 counts). Thats only on QF flight in, out and to New Zealand. The result was that all fuel surcharges are to included in the original air fare and government taxes and security fees are to be better showen. NZ now includes all fuel and other airline related charges in their airfares and has its *security fees and governement charges listed under the fare in bigger writing then before the charges,

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

Recently, I am not sure if through legislation or not, all airlines have started showing flight prices including fares and taxes in their ads in mainstream media, including FR. BA have also stated giving fares on their website as including charges when you go through the booking.


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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

In Canada they don't show additional tariffs, fule surcharges etc etc which is incredibly annoying and misleading. Instead they will say something outrageous like Ottawa - Vancouver for $199* and then have a footnote explaining that this is not the case and that they will in fact be charging you $755 and kidney.

This will never change though because in Canada no advertising indicates prices including federal and provinical taxes.

YOWza



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

By puitting higher prices (ie including taxes, surcharges,etc.) won't airlines be scared the price will look more expensive hence less people will buy it? Reminds me of the 99 cent burgers advertised in the us that end up being sold 1.50$ with tax included....if people see 99 cents they will bother to go buy the burger more than if it stated 1.50$ ..

guess prices w/o taxes, etc are a amrketing strategy...a very un honest misleading strategy



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 7):
won't airlines be scared the price will look more expensive

Well if they are all required to do it by law they are all equally disadvantaged.

YOWza



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