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User currently offlineTravaz From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 317 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

I was looking for a flight in economy, lowest price to LHR from PHX yesterday and went to BA for the non stop from PHX - LHR. I want to travel 11/11 return 11/21 08. The good news was BA had the lowest price for the non- stop but the way they quoted it is very strange. There is only one flight a day and the price was listed as 361.00 per person for a round trip ticket.I saw that and thought that cant be right . I continued with the booking process and got a screen that said base fare 361.00 Taxes fees and surcharges 598.61 total 949. 61. Wow taxes etc 2x the fare. So what does the airline get to keep? When I tried to find a break down it was not easy. I understand fuel surcharge etc. Why not just give the bottom line I dont care what goes where. How much do i have to pay ? US NW Co all quoted the full fare as 791 plus 189.00 taxes etc. They all came out about the same but I feel that the way BA lists it is very misleading.  Wow!

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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

You need to look at the fare basis and the storyline and it will tell you what you are being charged for.

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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

If you look on the BA website:-


it will give you a breakdown of what taxes and surcharges are added to the base fare. The taxes normally go to the airport/government, and the fuel surcharge goes to BA.

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