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QF Have Started To Set Carbon Tax On Fees  
User currently offlinefiscal From Australia, joined Oct 2009, 338 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Just received my monthly QF frequent flyer email and it contained the following...

"Changes to points for surcharges, fees and taxes on domestic Australian and New Zealand Classic Awards
Due to higher fuel costs, the points required when paying for surcharges, fees and taxes on domestic Classic Award flights in Australia and New Zealand are changing. For bookings from 1 April 2012, the charge will increase from 4,500 to 4,850 points. Then, for bookings from 1 July 2012 for domestic Classic Award flights in Australia only, the points required will further increase from 4,850 to 5,250 points, due to the carbon price system."

The increase in points needed to pay for the carbon tax will rise by about 8.25%.

This seems a little steep bearing in mind what we are being told by the government. Do you think this is an indication that actual "cash" paid fares will also rise by a similar amount from the 1st July?

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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 3395 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Remember that's just on the tax element... On a SYD-PER flight (18,000 points), it's an overall increase of less than 2% on the fare as a whole, in each direction. That sounds about right to me...

On a paid fare, that means an increase of around $5 on the same flight. Noticeable, but perhaps a little higher than necessary. No doubt QF is using the Carbon Tax to hide a slightly increased fuel surcharge.

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