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'Free Petrol' campaign : Fuel Surcharges Axed: Fares Tumble

Old Nov 27, 08, 7:43 am
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Does this fuel charge cut, below, affect bookings ex UK? I can't fathom it.

http://www.flybmi.com/trade/en-gb/pr...811271000.aspx
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Old Nov 27, 08, 7:57 am
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That reads as ex-Germany to me. I must admit the sense of it is odd though, isn't it?
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Old Nov 27, 08, 9:39 am
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Check the link at the bottom: http://www.flybmi.com/downloads/trade/YQIntent.pdf

A quick reading seems to indicate a YQ increase for economy fares to/from UK excl LHR to the business levels, also some increases in biz YQ - with YQ decreases in ex-LHR and ex-foreign.

There are four pages to skim through ...
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Old Nov 27, 08, 9:59 am
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I'm just pricing up a LHR-AMM trip, and currently the website is pricing the YQ at GBP150 for both Y and C.

The 4-page document seems to say that YQ ex LON - AMM sold in GB is/will be GBP90.50 in C and GBP80.50 in Y.

Any ideas ? should I wait a couple of says to see if the GBP150 is reduced ?
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Old Nov 27, 08, 10:17 am
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Hold off. Remember the few days around the disappearance of 'economy saver' fares?. The flight pricing was a f...in disaster area.


Yep, that's our bmi !
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Old Dec 17, 08, 6:56 am
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17th December 2008
Changes to YQ tax for journeys originating in Germany (DE)

Effective Wednesday 17 December 2008 bmi's YQ tax will change as per below. This YQ tax change should be automatically added to the taxes displayed within your CRS. Please note that as this YQ amendment is a tax amendment, it will be applied to all BD published and net fare bookings.

All bookings made on or after Wednesday 17 December 2008 must apply the new YQ tax levels. There are no grace period exceptions.

YQ tax levels Between DE – KZ sold worldwide
Previously sold as sum of sectors
New level EUR 90.00

YQ tax levels Between DE - AM, AZ, GE, KG sold worldwide
Previously sold as sum of sectors
New level EUR 40.00

YQ tax levels Between Between DE - RU, sold worldwide
Previously sold as sum of sectors
New level EUR 30.00

Charge is applicable per sector
DE - Germany, KZ- Kazakhstan, AM - Armenia, AZ- Azerbaijan, GE- Georgia, KG- Kyrgyzstan, RU- Russia

If you have a booking awaiting ticketing with a guaranteed fare quote; provided the ticketing restrictions are adhered to the old YQ tax rate will apply.

A complete updated listing of YQ tax levels for all bmi routes can be found at: flybmi.com/trade/yqtax
http://www.flybmi.com/trade/en-gb/pr...812171000.aspx
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Old Dec 17, 08, 1:06 pm
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How does this affect existing redemption bookings?

I have several exisiting redemptions coming up that were booked prior to announcements affecting fuel surcharges ex LHR now extended to regional flights (announced today).

Am I correct to assume that the BD metal segments will have included a fuel surcharge in the "taxes and charges" i've paid? If this assumption is correct, should I be expecting several refunds coming my way?
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Old Dec 17, 08, 3:19 pm
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Nope.

Just not that easy, sorry! You paid what was due at the time and that stands.

Now if the same or similar fares was available today, you could look at cancelling your tickets and buying new ones, bearing in mind cancellation/change fees. You might make a saving that way...
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