drinkstrolley
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BA Announces 2nd Fuel Surcharge This Year

Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:47 pm

With Oil hitting $60 a barrel, BA have upped their fuel surcharge again. Up £6.00 on European runs to £16.00 and up £16.00 on long haul. Be interesting to see if Mr. O'Leary either i.) uses this as another "weapon" against BA or ii.) has to start fuel surcharging himself. Surely he can't keep absorbing this money in his ticket prices?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4617977.stm
 
Sabena 690
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RE: BA Announces 2nd Fuel Surcharge This Year

Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:15 pm

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Thread starter):
Be interesting to see if Mr. O'Leary either i.) uses this as another "weapon" against BA or ii.) has to start fuel surcharging himself.

O'Leary can actually add as much fuel surcharges as he wants. Ryanair doesn't publish fares, so by closing a few booking classes, he can actually add a "hidden surcharge".
 
trident2e
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RE: BA Announces 2nd Fuel Surcharge This Year

Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:16 pm

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Thread starter):
Surely he can't keep absorbing this money in his ticket prices?

If you believe that then you're well and truly taken in by advertising hype. FR doesn't absorb the cost - it's reflected in the fare you pay, which you'll notice with FR is significantly more than the fares they advertise. Whilst I don't appreciate BA introducing a second surcharge, at least they're honest about it.
 
speedbirdegjj
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RE: BA Announces 2nd Fuel Surcharge This Year

Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:22 pm

Quoting Trident2e (Reply 2):
Whilst I don't appreciate BA introducing a second surcharge, at least they're honest about it.

I think thats the key issue here. British Airways publically announced both surcharges this year whilst many other carriers, Flybe for one, have merely 'adjusted' their fare levels to absorb the increases. Seems for BA its a case of dammed if you do and dammed if you dont!!
 
richardw
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RE: BA Announces 2nd Fuel Surcharge This Year

Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:24 pm

Will this mean those £69 return base fares become scarce?
 
speedbirdegjj
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RE: BA Announces 2nd Fuel Surcharge This Year

Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:28 pm

Richard,

As all the lead in fares include everything the £69 fares will be increased accordingly.
 
JobsaGoodun
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RE: BA Announces 2nd Fuel Surcharge This Year

Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:02 pm

It is very interesting to me that many on this forum get narked by airlines that don't offer all inclusive fares and instead decide to offer a basic fare with additional taxes and surcharges. You then get some who would rather have these items excluded so that they are more visible.

Not meaning to create friction or get away from the subject here but it's interesting how different people think. I suppose in many ways it's irrelevent - you pay what you pay - it just remains to be een if the price reduces once the fuel costs drop!
 
A340600
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RE: BA Announces 2nd Fuel Surcharge This Year

Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:43 pm

Hmm, prices haven't changed for me on the routes I look at, still the same even in Oct,

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