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Fuel Price Down. What About Fuel Surcharges?  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 10
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

As we all know, the fuel price is going down wherever, so I would expect fuel surcharges reductions. I haven't seen any, yet.
What about you?

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User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

NEVER airlines makes money out of it!

User currently onlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2312 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Hopefully the EU will call the airlines out on this subject. God only knows the US govt wont do a damned thing.


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User currently offlineXJETFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

It's a private industry, they can charge as they please. If your willing to pay, i'm sure they will charge. Just like fuel being a demand and supply thing, passengers are a supply and demand thing. To high, don't fly! Until then, enjoy the economics of airlines charging for everything. A lot of businesses will enjoy this for years to come...

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5639 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2196 times:



Quoting XJETFlyer (Reply 3):
It's a private industry, they can charge as they please.

But not deceptively or unfairly, that's illegal.

Agreed- if fuel became free tomorrow, we'd see surcharges for quite some time, excess (excess these days meaning "one") bag fees, etc.


User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1807 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

BA were adding fuel surcharges regularly when the fuel price was rising, but strangely the fuel surcharge isnt going down! Another thing is BA said it hedged its fuel at $88 a barrel, so technically they had no need to add surcharges on, not until their hedging of fuel runs out. I agree that they should have raised it slightly, so when they come off their hedged fuel price they dont have to add a £15 surcharge to every ticket over night. But they shouldnt give out the impression that they need your fuel surcharge to keep the plane in the air, it simply isnt the case.
The excuse all airlines will use now is the fact that 'it wont stay this low'. Expect to see these surcharges for a while.



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User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Airlines would need to see another few $ off before they consider removing fuel surcharges and it has to stay down for a certain time, because it could just go back up to 140 +. (winter is around the corner)

Most airlines in the world now have to build the capital back up , most airlines profit's have been nearly wiped out , ryanair, BA, UA, to name a few.

Oil is still quite high 119 US$, most airlines are hedging fuel for the rest of this year and 09/ at around the 100$ mark,

tho every day it does drop airlines look a bit stronger..



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User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2063 times:



Quoting F.pier (Thread starter):
As we all know, the fuel price is going down wherever, so I would expect fuel surcharges reductions. I haven't seen any, yet.

I don't really understand what a fuel surcharge is anyway. If you have to pay $283.00 to fly from City A to City B, you have to pay $283.00. Whether they call it a fare, fuel surcharge, F/A gratuity, extortion, bribe, rip-off or privilege, it still comes down to $283.00 to fly from one city to another on a given airplane in a given seat.

Are the airlines going to institute "labor charges" if the unions negotiate raises? "Bankrupcty charges" in order to pay their lawyers? "Maintenance charges" for the mechanics who work on the airplane?


User currently offlineHercPPMX From United States of America, joined May 2008, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Fuel charges aren't going any where, Airlines already run business models with oil factored less than $100 per barrel. Then they reduce prices even more to stay competitive. We all know that a lot of the legacy carriers are operating at a loss factored to higher fuel or management stupidity(not admitting yet.). As long as they keep posting losses or just even moderate gains there will be no pressure for them to lift the surcharges.

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 4):
But not deceptively or unfairly, that's illegal.

Why would the goverment make them change? Anyway the legacy's can generate rev. will keep the government from having to bail them out. I.E. why would the government shoot itself in the foot.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21417 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

The average price in the previous 4 months is still $20 higher than the average price from the first quarter of the year.

Once (if) airlines start earning large profits, they will lower fees to attract more customers form competitors who don't lower fees.



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