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Old Oct 8, 04, 5:07 pm
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bertheike
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Germany / Thailand
Programs: TK*S +SPG platinum, but not running behind status & points anymore! Now only book value for $
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Originally Posted by attorney28
Germany's Lufthansa Boosts Fuel Surcharge

Germany's Lufthansa said Wednesday it will increase its fuel surcharge on passenger flights starting Oct. 15 in response to rising oil prices.

Lufthansa first imposed surcharges in August. Starting next week, it will impose a euro7 (US$8.63) charge per leg on domestic and European flights, up from euro2 (US$2.46) at present.

On long-haul flights, the surcharge will rise to euro17 (US$20.95) per leg from euro7 (US$8.63).

Lufthansa said it had to act after the price of crude oil climbed above US$50 a barrel in recent days.

"The price of crude oil has thus almost doubled in comparison to last year and has compelled the company to respond," it said in a statement.

The increased surcharges will remain in force until the crude oil price on spot markets falls below US$40 per barrel on 30 successive days, Lufthansa said.

http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/...ap1578489.html
Thatīs why the taxes/fees for awardtickets also went up, and will go up again!
I got F award CGN-FRA-BKK-HKT-BKK-FRA-CGN in FEB04 for traveling DEC04 and paid only 34 Euro.
And last Monday I got exactly the same ticket for traveling next week and had to pay 93 Euro + 10 for papertix = 103 Euro !!!!
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