LS737
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Has FR Introduced A Back-door Fuel Surcharge?

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:23 am

FR is famous for telling people it will never introduce a fuel surcharge. On the 31st May I flew MAN/DUB/MAN paying £16.61 in taxes and charges. For the same flights next week the taxes and charges are £33.20, an increase of more than 100%. Is this a back-door way of introducing a fuel surcharge?
 
planesarecool
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RE: Has FR Introduced A Back-door Fuel Surcharge?

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:31 am

Quoting LS737 (Thread starter):
FR is famous for telling people it will never introduce a fuel surcharge. On the 31st May I flew MAN/DUB/MAN paying £16.61 in taxes and charges. For the same flights next week the taxes and charges are £33.20, an increase of more than 100%. Is this a back-door way of introducing a fuel surcharge?

They usually charge £15-20 in taxes on a one way flight to/from Dublin, so that sounds about right. Chances are, what you saw from before was just a one way flight. Either that, or it was during a sale or a special offer. I've paid £8 taxes on a flight from BRS-DUB, but a week later, it was back up to £15, thanks to the fact that i purchased the flight during a special "fly for £10" offer.

£33.20 is still over £31 cheaper than the taxes and charges charged by Luxair on the same route.

[Edited 2006-06-27 23:32:25]
 
LS737
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RE: Has FR Introduced A Back-door Fuel Surcharge?

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:40 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 1):
They usually charge £15-20 in taxes on a one way flight to/from Dublin, so that sounds about right. Chances are, what you saw from before was just a one way flight. Either that, or it was during a sale or a special offer. I've paid £8 taxes on a flight from BRS-DUB, but a week later, it was back up to £15, thanks to the fact that i purchased the flight during a special "fly for £10" offer.

Was definitely for the return flight but you're right, it could have been a special offer I missed.

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 1):
£33.20 is still over £31 cheaper than the taxes and charges charged by Luxair on the same route.

Fair point. In fact LG's taxes are more than FR's total price!
 
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RE: Has FR Introduced A Back-door Fuel Surcharge?

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:58 am

Just like the US phone bill..

Taxes should be itemized for all to see exactly what these are.


When we see "Pilots NI Contribution" 0.35c etc etc listed in their then you finally see how the airlines price taxes in their tickets.
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