- Mar 22, 2005
I know this article is old and we have discussed fuel surcharges many times but for the benefit of anyone who has not read the article here it is.
crikey said:Qantas fuel surcharge secrecy
If German airline Lufthansa can explain to its customers why a new fuel surcharges has been added to tickets and when they can expect to drop it, why can't Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue do the same?
But Lufthansa added an important explanation that is absent from the Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue announcements last year. The German airline explained when the surcharge would disappear. Here's what it said:"The new fuel surcharges will apply to all tickets purchased on or after 15 October 2004 and will remain in force until the crude oil price or the spot markets falls below USD 40.00 per barrel on 30 successive days."More...