Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
The surcharges have been in for a while now, its, I think, to do with the rising oil prices from the Iraq war and the way prices have been fluctuating a good bit. Because you will probably buy your ticket well in advance of going to SYD the price of oil may rise a good bit by then and you will have already paid for you ticket, if the price of fuel goes up then the airline is at a slight loss, so to recover that they put this surcharge in.
Thats my understaning of it, and I could be completely wrong.