So the fuel surcharge is back on US flights

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  1. illico
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    I suppose it was inevitable but mildly disappointing nonetheless. Nature of the current market I guess.
     
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    Not surprising given the rising price of oil I guess. Others are doing same- such as cruise lines.
     
  3. Mozzarella
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    I priced out a few fares and I don't see it. Where is the news release?
     
  4. illico
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    I just booked this flight and there are no fuel surcharges on the tkt..just the same old taxes etc.

    Los Angeles, Los Angeles Int'l (LAX)
    Terminal 2
    Toronto, Pearson Int'l (YYZ)
    Terminal 1 Mon Mar-07 08:00 15:37
    0 4hr37 320 Tango Plus W
    F

    F: Food for purchase onboard
    All Onboard Café purchases made on board Air Canada flights (excluding Jazz) are payable only with Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards.

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    Total charge for 1 adult
    Departing Flight (Tango Plus)
    292.83
    Options 0.00
    Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges 40.02
    Grand Total - Canadian dollars $332.85 CAD
     
  6. En-Route
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    You must be a somebody,hence the no fuel surcharges[​IMG]
     
  7. illico
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    From the fare rules of the same flight.

    Surcharges:
    From: Los Angeles, CA (LAX - Los Angeles Int'l)
    To: Toronto, ON (YYZ - Pearson Int'l)
    Fare Basis Code: W0R3STP
    FCL: W0R3STP TRF: 191 RULE: ACFR BK: W PTC: ADT-ADULT FTC: SIP-ONEWAY INSTANT PURCHASE SU.SURCHARGES BASE FARE IF INFANT UNDER 02 WITHOUT A SEAT. THERE IS NO CHARGE. OTHERWISE A SURCHARGE OF CAD 7.50 OR USD 7.50 FARE COMPONENT WILL BE ADDED TO THE APPLICABLE FARE FOR TRAVEL. NOTE - THIS IS A NAVIGATION SURCHARGE. THE SURCHARGE APPLIES IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER CHARGES AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO ANY DISCOUNT. AND - A FUEL SURCHARGE OF CAD 10.00 OR USD 10.00 WILL BE ADDED TO THE APPLICABLE FARE. NOTE - THIS IS A FUEL SURCHARGE. THE SURCHARGE APPLIES IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER CHARGES AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO ANY DISCOUNT.
     
  8. Mozzarella
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    OK. Just priced a dummy fare from YYZ-FLL - saw the $10 s/c as well. Crap.
     
  9. illico
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    It's not just an AC thing. UA doing it as well as I would imagine the other US airlines flying into Canada.

    Flying is getting more discouraging as a leisure traveller! I need a lotto win.
     
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    another way to hide the truth and allow the practice of misleading the public with low base fares.
     
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    I still think fuel should be priced into the base fare and not tacked on as a surcharge.
     
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    The idea of surcharges is by nature deceptive, whether it meets the legal test or not. After all, when you compare the indicated price it is normally without takes and surcharges. I am not certain it should be banned but I know I do not like it.
     
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    According to most cruise lines T&Cs, they can tack on fuel surcharges anytime before the cruise if oil is trading above at certain dollar level. Even if you have fully pre-paid for your cruise.

    I have an upcoming cruise scheduled in May and afraid that they may add $7-10/day per person fuel surcharge before I travel.

    Can airlines do the same or only at the time of booking?
     
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    IIRC, they have only done at time of booking.
     
  15. Then tell that to the trucking industry as well. They add them daily and w/o advance notice
     
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    Didn't even hear about the $10 within-US fuel surcharges until this.
     
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    I'm worried about our Panama Canal cruise in April too. The ship is only 50-60% full so I hope they won't add it on and scare people away.
     
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    Why? Does it take 50% more fuel to fly the executive cabin?:confused:
     
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    Maybe. The pods are about 2 times the size of a Y seat. A non-pod J seat is about 1.5 times.
     
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    Airlines could, if they wanted to change their T&C to allow it.

    The first time the cruise lines tried it, lawsuits appeared from everywhere because most of them changed their T&C to allow it, and people objected to the T&C being changed after they made their booking. At the time, Royal Caribbean had to back down on charging Canadian's who had an existing booking the extra fee because it was pointed out that it was a material change to an existing contract (and that generally doesn't fly). However, booking made after the T&C change are subject to a fee being applied at any time (most have linked it to the average price of a barrel of oil over a given time period).
     
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    Hmm... WestJet hasn't matched this yet. Got plenty of time until my trip in December, but i'm really considering just buying this flight now.

    FLL-YOW next December on WS, $247ai... maybe I should just book it now. AC wants $548ai for the same date, CO wants $732ai for the codeshare.

    $247ai isn't too bad for a nonstop during peak holiday season, but was hoping to wait and see if AC/CO's fare comes down....
     
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    i believe its hidden under "Taxes, Fees & Surcharges"
     
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