Old May 23, 15, 5:18 pm
Join Date: Mar 2012
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Originally Posted by Paulchili View Post
Have you checked IB ORD-MAD-TXL (on BA.com)?
yeah, and sadly nothing was available.
Oh well, I'll just keep checking regularly and hope something opens up.

In the meanwhile, I was playing around with AA's award booking engine, and I ran into something I don't quite understand.

1) When I search for MXP-LHR-JFK, where MXP-LHR is on BA and LHR-JFK is on AA, there's a "carrier surcharge" of $40.

2) However, when I search just for the MXP-LHR segment on BA, there is no carrier surcharge.

3) Similarly, when I search just for the LHR-JFK segment on AA, there is no carrier surcharge.

Can someone help me understand how this carrier surcharge gets added when I combine the two flights (MXP-LHR, LHR-JFK) as a single journey with a connection when the individual flights have no carrier surcharge?
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