Qantas Announces All-Inclusive Pricing for Airfares

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Hip Hip Hooray, its about time too....



Qantas Announces All-Inclusive Pricing for Airfares

Sydney, 29 April 2005

The Qantas Group today announced that it would move to all-inclusive pricing for its airfare and package holiday advertising from Wednesday, 11 May.

The Chief Executive Officer of Qantas, Geoff Dixon, said the airline had made the decision in support of the Federal Government's recent announcement that it would amend the Trade Practices Act in relation to component pricing in a number of industries.

"We will be making the change to our advertising ahead of any change to the Act, in the interest of establishing consistency for our customers as quickly as possible," Mr Dixon said.

Qantas currently provides a breakdown of costs in its advertising, providing the base airfare with taxes and charges listed separately.

"We are aware that, with airfares often very low in comparison, customers want the total cost of their purchase clearly spelled out."

Qantas, QantasLink, Australian Airlines and Jetstar will all move to the new advertising style.

http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn/au/publicaffairs/details?ArticleID=2005/apr05/3264
 

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Well that is welcome news I must say. :D Was only speaking to my better half this morning about all these surcharges basically amounting to a charge for supposedly "free" award flights, and that surely it was a breach of the Trade Practices Act.

Now if we could just get rid of the dastardly departure taxes, noise levy etc etc. I can but dream I guess. 8)
 

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Karen said:
Well that is welcome news I must say. :D Was only speaking to my better half this morning about all these surcharges basically amounting to a charge for supposedly "free" award flights, and that surely it was a breach of the Trade Practices Act.

I'm afraid that whilst this IS good news when purchasing paid fares - and it will be back to where we were 6 months ago, in what you see is what you get - it will make NO difference to the surcharges on "free" award flights.

(In fact the only downside in reverting back to all inclusive pricing is that it won't be immediately obvious how much the surcharges are and how little ff points are actually worth!)
 
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