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Continental Doubles Fuel Surcharge  
User currently offlineBA744PHX From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 335 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUKWEN357920080125?rpc=44

Raises to $40 for domestic round trip from $20.

Not very good at all!!!

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24858 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Dont worry will probably fail as the previous attempts in the last two weeks. As long as there are several large hold outs such as SWA and Jetblue its a little hard for the majors to gain much traction as they compete against these carriers in too many markets.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

The story is quite misleading.

It's not a "fuel surcharge" in the British, don't include it in the quoted price, sense.

It's part of the base price of the ticket, not broken out. What CO is saying is that they are adding $20 to their fares, not increasing a surcharge that is added later. It's internal accounting for a fare increase, nothing more, likely for the benefit of the employees so they don't think CO is making more money.

This is how CO breaks down it's fare for public consumption. A line item for Fuel Surcharge is nowhere to be found, and any such surcharge is included in the price you see when choosing flights.

Quote:
Travel within the United States and to certain Canada and Mexico locations from the United States –

Quoted fare includes all Base Fare and Surcharges and 7.5% U.S Excise Tax.

Quoted fare does not include the following taxes, fees and charges that may apply to your travel itinerary:

Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) of up to $18 per roundtrip.
September 11th Security Fees of up to $10 per roundtrip. One way travel may incur fees in excess of $5.
U.S. Segment Fees of $3.50 per flight segment. A flight segment consists of one takeoff and one landing.
For travel to/from Hawaii and Alaska a U.S. Excise Tax of $7.70 per departure.
Each arrival in the U.S. from Canada/Mexico is subject to U.S. inspection fees of up to $12.
Non-U.S. government ticket taxes, fees and airport charges may add up to $45 per ticket for travel to/from Canada and Mexico.
A $50 fee will be charged for paper tickets issued by Continental.




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User currently offlineBwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2051 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
It's not a "fuel surcharge" in the British, don't include it in the quoted price, sense.

All UK airlines have to quote complete prices in all adverts and on websites (certainly within the UK). Generally at the booking confirmation stage, the fare is broken down showing the constituant parts.


User currently offlineManfredj From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2028 times:



Quoting BA744PHX (Thread starter):
Not very good at all!!!

Why??

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
Dont worry will probably fail as the previous attempts in the last two weeks. As long as there are several large hold outs such as SWA and Jetblue

As far as I'm concerned, anyone who doesn't follow Conti's footsteps is somewhat of a pick-line crosser...as scab. WE NEED THESE PRICE HIKES. Why would you prevent the airlines from being able to make a profit so you can fly for next to nothing.

I hope the prices rise 300%.



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1905 times:



Quote:
I hope the prices rise 300%.

Well, maybe not THAT much...unless you want a whole lot of empty planes flying...or not flying...

As for the fuel surcharge, isn't it ironic that in a country where people think nothing of buying a giant SUV (and in many cases, the accessories that go on a trailer to be towed) will pay whatever the market demands for unleaded, but if there's an increase in the "fuel surcharge" on their $99 cross-country super-ultra-discount-Disney-World fare, they go ballistic? Heck, you'll spend more than $20 probably just GETTING to the airport!!



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User currently offlineReady5bird From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1817 times:



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 5):
As for the fuel surcharge, isn't it ironic that in a country where people think nothing of buying a giant SUV (and in many cases, the accessories that go on a trailer to be towed) will pay whatever the market demands for unleaded, but if there's an increase in the "fuel surcharge" on their $99 cross-country super-ultra-discount-Disney-World fare, they go ballistic? Heck, you'll spend more than $20 probably just GETTING to the airport!!

 checkmark  Absolutely and they are partly to blame (albeit small in comparison to world wide demand) for ever increasing oil prices.

Its pretty sad in today's society how some people get all bent over a net fare increase of 20% if I use the $99 special mentioned above and say the airlines are ripping them off but then part with $4 for a gallon of milk which was only $2.50 last year (a more than 50% increase) without much fanfare.

Bottom line is airlines have to raise revenue to cover increasing fuel costs or something else will have to give. This is one such step that hopefully will stick for the sake of the airlines as a whole.



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