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Airport Security Fees In Canada  
User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

Along with Martin's new budget yesterday came the announcement of an extra $24 tacked on to a round-trip ticket for airport security fees.

http://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/view?/news/2001/12/11/airport_fee011211

Well, for one I think $24 is extremely high jump all at once.

Am I correct in assuming that it is $12 for the ticket for X to Z via Y, or is it $12 for X to Y and another $12 for Y to Z?

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User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

I say $24 is extremely steep, especially in our economy

User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Its 24$ Roundtrip, anywhere in Canada, regardless of the number of stops.
If you are flying one-way, 12$

The US has implemented, or already had, a 3.95$ roundtrip fee, are regardless of the strength of the lonnie, that still dosent account for 24$.

Consider this,
If I fly through YEG, (which I often do) there is a 10$ AIF (Like many other aiports), then AC's stupid Fuel Surcharge, (whatever it is now) so you can basically tack on a extra 50$.

Even Westjet will be affected, its one way 60$ fares went up 12$ to 72$.

This is not something to do with the airlines, or the airports, its national security, so there is no bloody way we should be paying for national (air) secuirty on airline tickets, it should be the governments responsibility.

Ridiculous.



User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

Not to mention the $40 or whatever we already pay for NAV Canada.

User currently offlinePlaneawesome From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

I think this will transfer away from the airports and airlines some expenses that they are now absorbing.

It's likely to dampen demand to some degree though.


User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

This is horible. Especially for Westjet. Clive Beddoe was saying that all of their routes will have to be reexamined so that they continue to be economical. This will cause a rise in fares which loses some customers to their cars. It's a worthy cause but a unreasonable price, especially in our current times.


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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Even if this fee does directly put the expense on the travellers, as opposed to the airline, who then charges you more, do you think the airlines will reduce the prices? Probably not.

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