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

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

Old Nov 2, 08, 2:50 am
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'Free Petrol' campaign : Fuel Surcharges Axed: Fares Tumble

Looks like bmi have axed their fuel surcharge on all ex LHR short haul routes.

This has created some fantastic baseline fares the like of which have not been seen for a good few years:

40 return to Palma
50 return to Manchester
58 return to Brussels

I guess this means we can expect to see all these routes vanish after this season!
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Old Nov 2, 08, 3:31 am
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Full page ad in the Sunday Times this morning promoting this ("Free petrol"). Full list of fares and terms here - it does appear under Special Offers, but who knows...

One way fares (incl tax and charges) as follows:
Heathrow to Aberdeen 40
Heathrow to Amsterdam 40
Heathrow to Belfast 37
Heathrow to Brussels 40
Heathrow to Dublin 37
Heathrow to Durham Tees Valley 35
Heathrow to Edinburgh 35
Heathrow to Glasgow 35
Heathrow to Hanover 73
Heathrow to Jersey 39
Heathrow to Leeds Bradford 35
Heathrow to Manchester 35
Heathrow to Palma 41
Heathrow to Venice 41
Aberdeen to Heathrow 38
Belfast City to Heathrow 27
Edinburgh to Heathrow 32
Durham Tees Valley to Heathrow 34
Glasgow to Heathrow 32
Jersey to Heathrow 26
Leeds Bradford to Heathrow 34
Manchester to Heathrow 34
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Old Nov 2, 08, 3:45 am
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I was wondering why the price for a flexible Y ticket from LHR-MAN had gone down from £169 to £150....

Good news I'm guessing - more miles for fewer pounds!
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Old Nov 2, 08, 3:56 am
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And it's only on London routes because?

Only shorthaul because?
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Old Nov 2, 08, 4:44 am
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The cynic I am, I was about to post-

because they can afford to drop the £5 YQ and put the base fare up £3. Per the list above LHR-BHD has dropped from £39 to £37.

On checking flybmi.com however, the fare is actually £34; so their marketing material is, as we are quite accustomed to, a fu.......uh......wrong.

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Old Nov 2, 08, 5:04 am
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I can't see them dropping the 271 on LAS to a more reasonable level any time soon
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Old Nov 2, 08, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by Shuttle-Bored View Post
Full page ad in the Sunday Times this morning promoting this ("Free petrol")
Originally Posted by bmi press advert
In these tough times, some good news : no fuel surcharges on all our UK and European flights. None. Whatsoever. At all. No extra charge either for baggage or pre-selecting your seat. We tought you'd be pleased.
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Old Nov 2, 08, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by bmi press advert
In these tough times, some good news : no fuel surcharges on all our UK and European flights. None. Whatsoever. At all. No extra charge either for baggage or pre-selecting your seat. *We tought you'd be pleased*
As an Irishman, I see nothing wrong with that advert. Was it on page tirty tree?
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Old Nov 2, 08, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingOnceMore View Post
As an Irishman, I see nothing wrong with that advert. Was it on page tirty tree?
Do Irishmen think planes run on petrol too ?
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Old Nov 2, 08, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
Do Irishmen think planes run on petrol too ?
No, but bmi obviously do
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Old Nov 2, 08, 7:58 am
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Prehaps the remaining execs at Donnington Hall Luvrve the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
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Old Nov 2, 08, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by Tiger_lily View Post
I can't see them dropping the 271 on LAS to a more reasonable level any time soon
How do you get this fare?. I don't see it on their web site.
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Old Nov 2, 08, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by lkl265 View Post
How do you get this fare?. I don't see it on their web site.
The 271 mentioned is for the fuel surchage, not the total fare.
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Old Nov 2, 08, 11:09 am
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Thinking about the cost to bmi of running this promotion; maybe they've been saving up their Tesco '5p/litre off' coupons.
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Old Nov 2, 08, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by mad_rich View Post
And it's only on London routes because
Only London routes because the bmi Regional jungle jets drink like Hummers.
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