Cathay Pacific Brings Back Fuel Surcharges

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  1. Gary, on the topic of fuel charges. Any information on why BA changed the select US to LHR flights that had reduced charges up to $200+ USD? MIALHR was $86 now $229 which is more than most revenue tickets cost.

  2. The whole concept of a “fuel surcharge’ is offensive as hell. This is like a restaurant charging a “water surcharge” or H & R Block charging you an extra 10% fee for their internet. Total crap that’s nothing more than a sleazy money grab involving the sneaking of this fee in above and beyond the ticket price. The practice should be illegal because it’s crooked in concept and abusive in practice.

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