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Virgin and BA cut fuel surcharge again

Discussion in 'Transportation & Travel' started by goofygal, Dec 18, 2008.

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    Just seen this http://edition.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS/12/17/british.airways.fuel.surcharge/index.html

    LONDON, England (CNN) -- British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced they are reducing their fuel surcharges as the price of oil has plummeted.
    British Airways 747

    Passengers on long-haul flights will enjoy the biggest reduction in fares.

    Both airlines said the cuts, effective Thursday, reflected the lower price of oil, and BA also credited its fuel hedging policy.

    It means BA passengers will pay £30-35 ($46-54) less on flights longer than nine hours, and £15-20 ($23-31) less on shorter flights, the airline said.

    European services will cost £4-5 ($6-7) less, BA said.

    Virgin Atlantic passengers will see similar reductions in the ticket price, the airline said.

    The fuel surcharge helped airlines pass the high cost of oil on to their passengers. As prices have dropped from a record high in the summer, airlines have been under pressure to cut the fee.

    This the second fuel surcharge reduction for BA. It first cut the charge in October.
     
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    if you have already paid the fuel surcharge- do you get a refund of the excess does anyone know? thanks
     
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    I'm pretty sure I read that they wouldn't be :/ but it does sound wrong and unfair if true
     
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    mmmmm they're quick enough to add it to people's fares! although i can't really moan as i got flights for just over £1200 for the 4 of us :lol:
     
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    omg yeah that doesnt sound like a bad price to me at all :lol: I don't suppose it was PE?
     
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    no, i don't know how i'll survive! i will just think of the disney trip in 2010 :yes:
     
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    We often do Economy trips when we can get a great deal on them and though it's a pain after premium, it's not like its hideous and after a few hours, you're there!
     
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    i know, we've been lucky the last few trips we have made - Atlanta 2006 we upgraded all of us really cheaply with BA and then this year to Thailand fil paid for flights so we paid the extra to upgrade. It's going to be horrible walking past the bigger seats :lol: I'm not being snobby- you just get used to it !!
     
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    She's prolly crew Keith.... I heard they had to sack a few staff a little while ago.....
     
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    me...............a trolly dolly.......................:unsure: :ROFL1:
     

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