dmg24 wrote: »
Hardly money saving though, is it?
Also, do the EU not have much more important things to look at? Air travel is a choice, some would see it as a luxury. Surely priority should be given to things that affect everyone, or those that cannot afford any holiday?
The other thing that surprises me is that people appear to have an inability to read. Ryanair's pricing model is actually much more transparent than BA's - does anyone actually know what the 'fuel surchage' is based on, apart from being a way for BA to bump up fares?
LynseyinLondon wrote: »
...it is the INJUSTICE of the hidden-cost cons that is the rub,
bagand96 wrote: »
Replace 'fuel surcharge' with 'online check-in fee' and BA with Ryanair and I could ask the same question. But that is not the point, you've hit the nail on the head they are all at it one way or another (although Ryanairs online check in farce is the one that gets me the most - but that isn't the point)
easyJet are by far and away the example to follow. You enter your dates and route, click next and you are shown prices, in nice large easy to read text. This is the you will pay inclusive of everything (ok, beside credit card).
If any legislation is to be bought in though, it should be credit card charges. It is outrageous to be charging £5 per person per sector. Credit card charges should be capped to what it costs the airline, or even what it costs plus a very small percentage if they are claiming admin. But the current system bears no relevance whatsoever and is blatant profiteering. We wouldn't stand for it on the highstreet, or even online shoppping for any other goods, so why with the airlines?
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