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User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

I was looking at flights from DUB-SYD and when I got the full price, I also got this message:

The price of your ticket includes a security, insurance and fuel surcharge per flight levied by the carrier.

The security insurance I can understand but what's with the fuel surcharge? When did airlines start adding this?



Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3041 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.

Hope that helps

Fergul Big grin

Zambian Airways, Where the Eagles fly free!!
User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Cool - makes sense now actually.

Cheers Fergul

Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
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