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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

DrFumblefinger ·
I think I'm seeing better ticket prices than I have for several years now, so I'm not sure if this is completely true. But it could just represent a biased sampling (Canada, more than US flights).
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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

PHeymont ·
Overall, for U.S. airlines, the trend is up; last month all the majors went along with a $2 average increase on almost all fares. Those fares, of course, are subject to competitive discounting on specific flights or routes; Alaska and Delta have been battling over the Seattle market all year, for example, affecting prices on those routes.
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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

Travel Rob ·
With Airline consolidation the last few years and some budget airlines changing their image and prices, there doesn't seem to be that downword pressure for most prices in the US
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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

GarryRF ·
The cost of an Airline Ticket has little to do with the cost of a barrel of oil. That's why I can fly to Sydney Australia for the same price as I can to New York. That's 3500 miles to New York or 10,500 miles to Sydney. Same price. It's solely based on the principle of how much juice you can squeeze from an orange.
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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

PHeymont ·
While it's true that competition and cupidity rather than cost are the basis of pricing, fuel does factor in: when fuel is high, the airlines add surcharges, and when fuel costs drop, they seldom remove them!
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Re: Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

GarryRF ·
Airlines and many other companies are determined to squeeze the public to the last drop of juice. Take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_fixing_cases and see that there's no honour amongst thieves. Steal from one man and its theft. Steal from a thousand and its Corporate Policy.
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Re: Airlines defend holding onto fuel surcharges

GarryRF ·
There is no excuse for collecting money for fuel surcharges. That's not what it is being used for. That's just dishonest and fraudulent. Which is what we expect from people who think they have a better use for other peoples money. It's just like taking unemployment benefit after you've gone back to work. Just not acceptable.
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Re: Airlines defend holding onto fuel surcharges

DrFumblefinger ·
I agree with Garry. It is dishonest to call something a "fuel surcharge" when it's not used for that purpose. They should just make it part of the fare.
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Re: Airlines defend holding onto fuel surcharges

PHeymont ·
Or, alternately, if it’s a time-limited charge to pay for specific capital costs of improvement, call it that—and take it off when the work is done. Although those of us who live with bridges and tunnels that were supposed to become free after they were paid off…good luck!
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Re: Airlines defend holding onto fuel surcharges

GarryRF ·
Yes Paul. We've been paying for the 3 mile tunnel under the River Mersey for 50 years. It was supposed to be free 2 years ago - fully paid for. We're still paying now - with an increase to subsidise better public transport. Again - I smell a rat in the kitchen. A greedy one as well
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Re: U.S. taxes on flying among world's highest

PortMoresby ·
Oh, darn. I thought this was about paying a fee to sit in a section with our fellow stoned passengers.
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Re: U.S. taxes on flying among world's highest

PHeymont ·
That comes free with a stopover in Denver...
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Re: Cost of Japan flights to plummet in 2016

GarryRF ·
With fuel charges at a 12 year low all the Air carriers should stop gouging the public and give us all a refund.
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Travelocity survey: What bugs you on road trips?

PHeymont ·
This may be one of the best road trip years ever, with much lower gas prices than over the past few...and Travelocity's new survey of 1000 potential vacationers says that 65% more are considering a road trip than were thinking about it last year....
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Why tickets stay high while fuel prices drop

PHeymont ·
You may have noted the recent drop in gas prices at the pump. The airlines have noticed it, too, with a $1.6 billion savings in fuel costs over recent months. So why do the prices of tickets stay so high...and even rise?   An AP travel article...
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Airlines defend holding onto fuel surcharges

PHeymont ·
The airlines, stung by criticism that they are holding onto fuel surcharges even as fuel prices plummet, are making the argument that now that fuel is cheaper, they are able to spend the money—a billion a month by their estimate—on more...
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NASA tests ways for airliners to "bug off"

PHeymont ·
NASA's best known for its space missions, and bugs are best known for buzzing your barbecue and irritating hikers—but now we learn that bugs also slow down jetliners and increase fuel consumption. And NASA is doing something about it.  ...
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U.S. taxes on flying among world's highest

PHeymont ·
How much of your ticket is tax?   Not all the expensive add-ons for your ticket are airline bag fees and fuel surcharges; according to a new report, another big factor is high government charges, among the world's highest. Each ticket starts out...
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Why the airlines are rushing to alternative fuels

PHeymont ·
Got to feed the hungry baby: growing air traffic means higher fuel usage.   You may have noticed a number of announcements and articlse in recent weeks about airlines signing deals with producers of biofuels–fuels made from plants, from...
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YOU CAN'T FUEL ME! BA fliers sue over high surcharges

PHeymont ·
British Airways is known for the steepest "fuel surchages," especially on award tickets--but a group of frequent fliers has sued, pointing out that the fees seem to bear no relation to fuel costs at all.  A senior judge in the U. S. District...
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Copenhagen plans to 'green' its investment funds

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen, which is working on a goal of being CO2-neutral by 2025, has decided to remove its municipal funds from fossil-fuel industries.
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Cost of Japan flights to plummet in 2016

Travel Rob ·
Fares to Japan set to plummet in 2016 as airlines eliminates costly fuel surcharges.
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