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Has FR Introduced A Back-door Fuel Surcharge?  
User currently offlineLS737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

FR is famous for telling people it will never introduce a fuel surcharge. On the 31st May I flew MAN/DUB/MAN paying £16.61 in taxes and charges. For the same flights next week the taxes and charges are £33.20, an increase of more than 100%. Is this a back-door way of introducing a fuel surcharge?

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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Quoting LS737 (Thread starter):
FR is famous for telling people it will never introduce a fuel surcharge. On the 31st May I flew MAN/DUB/MAN paying £16.61 in taxes and charges. For the same flights next week the taxes and charges are £33.20, an increase of more than 100%. Is this a back-door way of introducing a fuel surcharge?

They usually charge £15-20 in taxes on a one way flight to/from Dublin, so that sounds about right. Chances are, what you saw from before was just a one way flight. Either that, or it was during a sale or a special offer. I've paid £8 taxes on a flight from BRS-DUB, but a week later, it was back up to £15, thanks to the fact that i purchased the flight during a special "fly for £10" offer.

£33.20 is still over £31 cheaper than the taxes and charges charged by Luxair on the same route.

[Edited 2006-06-27 23:32:25]

User currently offlineLS737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1700 times:

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 1):
They usually charge £15-20 in taxes on a one way flight to/from Dublin, so that sounds about right. Chances are, what you saw from before was just a one way flight. Either that, or it was during a sale or a special offer. I've paid £8 taxes on a flight from BRS-DUB, but a week later, it was back up to £15, thanks to the fact that i purchased the flight during a special "fly for £10" offer.

Was definitely for the return flight but you're right, it could have been a special offer I missed.

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 1):
£33.20 is still over £31 cheaper than the taxes and charges charged by Luxair on the same route.

Fair point. In fact LG's taxes are more than FR's total price!


User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1644 times:

Just like the US phone bill..

Taxes should be itemized for all to see exactly what these are.


When we see "Pilots NI Contribution" 0.35c etc etc listed in their then you finally see how the airlines price taxes in their tickets.



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