Expect Fuel Surcharge Hike on June 1 2011

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  1. JALPak
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    Edit: It has been confirmed JAL will raise YQ to Zone G on June 1 (JAL International Fare Fuel Surcharge from June to July 2011)

    JAL and ANA both calculate their fuel surcharge based on the 2-month Singapore Kerosene price average. (http://www.jal.co.jp/en/other/info2006_0714_3.html)

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    For the upcoming revision of YQ in June, it is determined by the average from Feb to March, which is in the USD120-130 range. Therefore, if JAL stick to the existing scheme despite weak demand in international travel to Japan, we will see YQ to increase from Zone E to Zone G for tickets issued on or after June 1 2011.

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    USD288 for longhaul YQ hasn't reached JAL YQ's historical high yet. The highest I have seen was between Oct 1-Dec 31 2008. That's the one time JAL did not follow the scheme to increase the YQ (average falls in zone K but they only increase to zone I due to low demand)

    Since NH raised theirs to USD288, I don't expect JAL not to follow...but you never know and it's good to have hope or at least we can dream about it ;) But issue or at least book your tickets now so you can issue ASAP once the increase is confirmed.
     
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    It`s a sad day for mainly leisure flyers using ANA and JAL! Hurry up and ticket if you plan on flying these airlines any time soon.
     
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    Well loyal flyers get used to it and are well aware of this is coming. It has been a sad day for a while already :rolleyes:
     
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    And what are you waiting for Simon? ;)
     
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    This weekend I am going to ticket it looks like.
     
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    I hope it goes down in August.
     
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    Probably back to March's level
     

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