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Old 6th Oct 2020, 13:47
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BA - Avios Deals

BA are running deals from to-day reducing the Avios required for a number of flights.

If interested, start here...

https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/1...avios-flights/

The BA page

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...d-flight-offer
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 08:07
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yes 50% off Long haul and 25% off short haul....
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 15:54
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Just checked the price for a round trip ticket YVR to LHR. It is $1 plus $700 taxes and fees.
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 19:39
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Originally Posted by Helena Handbasket View Post
Just checked the price for a round trip ticket YVR to LHR. It is $1 plus $700 taxes and fees.
For years the airlines absorbed the various taxes, fees and charges levied by airports, government departments (e.g. immigration, customs) etc. Then the airlines decided enough was enough when those charges got as big as you've just quoted.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 18:25
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A somewhat disingenuous presentation. Of the C$ 699.41 in miscellaneous extra charges, C$ 440 is a BA imposed charge - i.e. money that BA doesn't have to hand over to Govt or airport and which BA can treat as revenue
Thus of the C$ 700.41 price of the ticket... C$ 441 goes to BA as opposed to the apparent C$ 1
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 20:10
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What is the c$440?
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 07:43
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What is the c$440?
Probably "Fuel Surcharge" Taking the p*ss or what!
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 08:35
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I flew with BA "the other way" last November, LHR-YVR return.
Doesn't look like I can now see the fare breakdown, but in general terms the taxes, surcharges etc seem to make up the bulk of the fare with very little being attributed by BA to the actual fare that is charged.

It's a bit academic at the moment as BA are not flying to YVR due to covid and travel restrictions, us Brits cannot travel to the USA or Canada even if we wanted to and are clear of the dreaded disease
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 14:46
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'Fuel Surcharge' was one of the finest wheezes they ever dreamt up. Irrespective of what happened to the oil price. But - it was a good course of action as Pax were already making it clear that a low 'headline' price was required. Soon, everyone was going the same way. Even today (in the UK) fuel is sold as 0.1159 pence per litre. Obviously, they cannot charge in fractions of the curreny that have never existed, so that rounds up to 0.116 ppl but, apparently, that 'extra penny' per litre would turn some consumers away.

Likewise, it has been shown many times that SOME carriers were adding 'govt charges' etc to the price that govt was not charging. It will be interesting to see what happens to such charges in the next five years.
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 20:05
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
'. Even today (in the UK) fuel is sold as 0.1159 pence per litre. .
I imagine that should be 0.1159 ( or 11.59 pence ) per litre, otherwise it would be damn cheap. Still, all these years later and people still screw it up.
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 20:49
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Year. 115 point 9 Pence Per Litre or similar prices. Some advertise point 7 but, with rounding, it makes no never mind.

The fuel companies all moved from Gallons to Litres when the price per gallon was looking way too much, so the price per litre looked better!
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 20:03
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just before the avios deal the fare for bru-dxb r/t was about 350 euros, during & after the avios deals it is at roughly 600 euros.
I checked the flight loads for first week november, the plane seems empty but the prices jacked up.
Can fly klm for 312 euros r/t for my dates in november.
Ba 's it or revenue dept. are either too good or bad
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