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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2076 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

When a major airline gets refueled, how and when do they pay for the gas? Also, how much would it cost to refuel a typical 747-400?


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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

Around $110,000 for a typical U.S. west coast to Europe flight on a 744.

User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (14 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Major airlines have credit arrangements with the main fuel companies which are at most airports.

There are some cross-crediting arrangements at airports where there is, perhaps, a monopoly fuel company or a large company is, for some reason, not on the airfield.

Problems do arise, however. Smaller companies (even the size of easyJet and many of the European charter companies) issue their Captains with credit cards in case of diversion to airfields where the companies with whom they have arrangements are not available and cross-crediting with those that are do not exist.

There have been instances where even the credit card has not worked (sorry Sir, we only take Visa, not MasterCard!) or the credit limit has temporarily been reached and the card has been refused.

Most times, an electronic cash transfer has been speedily arranged but there have been three instances in the last ten years reported in the British press where a whip round has had to be made of passengers' cash and credit cards in order to get home in a reasonable time scale.

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