|Quoting RogerMurdock (Reply 23):|
I looked at the fare breakdown and it was $10 base fare each way plus $650 fuel surcharge plus other taxes and fees.
I wonder what kind of a tax rate Emirates has to pay on profits?
|Quoting par13del (Reply 42):|
Be gratefull you are in the USA, the APD from the UK to the Caribbean is higher even though for many flights we are closer.
|Quoting YTZ (Reply 48):|
One thing often missed about ME3 service is the diversity of their crew. This particularly matters when flying pax to several destinations onwards. I was on an EK aircraft where the cabin crew spoke 11 languages. That meant most pax could be served in their first language.
|Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 46):|
Airlines aren't mounting defenses because of their high fares stealing customers
|Quoting azjubilee (Reply 18):|
Hawaiian has already eliminated fuel surcharges in the Korea and Japan to Hawaii markets. Make no mistake... any airline that reduces or eliminates these charges will bring them back WHEN fuel rises again.
|Quoting YTZ (Reply 48):|
One thing often missed about ME3 service is the diversity of their crew.
|Quoting tomcbaker (Reply 45):|
Actually, when DL and EK cost the same (never happened so far, but let's just say hypothetically), from the US to DXB, I'd still fly EK over DL. Not because I'm 'unpatriotic' but because EK offers a better coach service/product, period.
|Quoting yellowtail (Reply 52):|
You all forgot one element too ...commissions. Agent commissions are USUALLY only paid on base fares so airlines have been using fuel surcharges as a way to keep commissions low. Removing the surcharge and rolling some of into the base drives up the commission costs.
|Quoting ProphetDE (Reply 5):|
Most of the major US and EU airlines already stated that they would rather use the low fuel prices to increase profit margin than lowering ticket prices - which seems reasonable - but opens another easy possibility for the ME3 to dump prices and increase pressure on EU/US airlines.
|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 62):|
They have very little influence over traffic from the US to Europe, Asia, S. America, much of Africa, or Australia/NZ.
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