|While pricing a Chicago to London flight in April the base fare grew almost $400.00. Courtesy of Air Canada here are the details below. Oh and what is with the fuel surcharge of $225.00? Aren't we experiencing a five year low in oil prices? |
|Departing Flight - Tourist discount options - available only for Air Canada operated flights (including Jazz)|
|No Aeroplan Miles||-12.30|
|Returning Flight - Tourist discount options - available only for Air Canada operated flights (including Jazz)|
|No Aeroplan Miles||-12.30|
|Fuel Surcharge YQ||225.54|
|Taxes, Fees and Charges|
|Canada Airport Improvement Fee SQ||13.12|
|U.S.A Transportation Tax US||31.00|
|U.S Agriculture Fee XA||5.04|
|U.S Passenger Facility Charge XF||4.53|
|U.S. Federal Customs Fee YC||5.54|
|U.K. Passenger Service Charge UB||29.46|
|Canada Goods and Services Tax (GST/HST #10009-2287) XG||0.66|
|U.K. Air Passenger Duty GB||59.82|
|September 11 Security Fee AY||2.52|
|U.S.A Immigration User Fee XY||7.05|
|Total airfare and taxes before options (per passenger)||601.64|
|Number Of Passengers||1|
|Converted Total - US dollars - for information only||$601.64|
|Grand Total - Canadian dollars||$733.46|
Saturday, December 27, 2008
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Monday, December 15, 2008
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
With passenger demand for flights dropping, many airlines in recent weeks have instituted fare sales, and competitors have matched the lower prices."
Included is a chart of some popular routes and the now plunging airfares.
As one comment notes:
Thursday, November 20, 2008
From Arthur Frommer's November 2, 2008 syndicated column.
Cruising is good living. Our most relaxing vacations have always been cruising. Prices are better than we have seen in six years. Planning a vacation next year? Looking for real value?
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Friday, November 14, 2008
"Ironic part, though, these airlines keep installing idiotic and pointless fees in an effort to make more money, and yet they constantly fail to be profitable. You would think that with this kind of gouging, they could make money flying the damn planes.
Which begs the questions, where does all this fee money go? It doesn't go to the pilots, stewardesses or mechanics, who have had their pay slashed to ribbons in the past few decades. It doesn't go to the planes, which are old and usually in bad repair. It doesn't go to the gas, which is cheap. It doesn't go to the stockholders, because the stock is shit. I wonder what happens to it all."
Airlines as a whole have only made money in two years since 2002. The business model old or new just doesn't seem to working.
Perhaps something is skewed in the survey methodology. Just ask Greg Dean who has sworn off United Airlines because the amount of a la cart fees for his Austin to Sacramento flights.
From the Consumerist: We have a feeling this is going to happen with increasing frequency as airlines continue to bleed once-loyal customers for extra revenue: Greg Dean, the cartoonist behind Real Life Comics, has had enough of United gouging him.
Monday, November 10, 2008
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Wednesday, November 05, 2008
The carrier also said it is cutting certain other fees as it aligns its policies with those of Northwest Airlines, which it acquired last week.
Link from the International Herald Tribune
Monday, November 03, 2008
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Wednesday, October 08, 2008
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Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
While Southwest expands slowly and cautiously.
And the global financial crisis is not just affecting American flag carriers.
Monday, August 04, 2008
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Saturday, June 28, 2008
Common wisdom is wrong ... and other insights from the founder of Farecast.Check the article for more airfare travel tips.
Friday, June 27, 2008
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Or as one reader comments "it's not the fee that bothers me. ... It's the free-for-all fight that's going to break out when people start bringing on huge carry-on bags."
It is important to note that Southwest does not have plans to follow American's check bag fee.
Southwest’s Linda Rutherford comments "punitive fees don’t fly with us, so what you heard are just rumors. We are NOT thinking of gouging our Customers with such a fee to check a bag.”