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Old Jul 3rd 2010, 9:53 am
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Is it only BA that charges fuel surcharges on their bookings. I was looking at flights from Gib to Heathrow and they looked fairly reasonable until they wanted to add another 80 GBP return for extras which included 19 GBP each way for fuel surcharges. Surely these should be on the headline price.
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Old Jul 3rd 2010, 4:35 pm
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BA are obviously taking lessons from O'Dreary.
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Old Jul 3rd 2010, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Chiclanagir
Is it only BA that charges fuel surcharges on their bookings. I was looking at flights from Gib to Heathrow and they looked fairly reasonable until they wanted to add another 80 GBP return for extras which included 19 GBP each way for fuel surcharges. Surely these should be on the headline price.
They have to pay for their recent losses somehow
Why do they still have a fuel surcharge?
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Old Jul 4th 2010, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by Chiclanagir
... extras which included 19 GBP each way for fuel surcharges.
They're taking the mickey to an extreme degree. Aviation fuel only costs about 40p (UK) per litre. For a 2hr 15min flight, you could transport a tonne of "stuff" (people, cargo etc.) for a fuel cost of £42.50.
So on a per-person basis, even a fiver p.p. would be pricey.
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BA are obviously taking lessons from O'Dreary.
If only that were true! Ryanair don't have a fuel surcharge

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Originally Posted by pete_l
.............If only that were true! Ryanair don't have a fuel surcharge
Pete I think the O'Dreary reference was not meant to be literal, it just means he is always thinking up ways to add charges and that this is BAs way of doing the same.
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Originally Posted by Casa Santo Estevo
Pete I think the O'Dreary reference was not meant to be literal, it just means he is always thinking up ways to add charges and that this is BAs way of doing the same.
Yes, I considered that - maybe I should've put a on the end though BA are definitely worse that R-A for s crewing their customers, they just do it with more class (or people are more used to it) so they don't seem to get the flak they so much deserve.

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