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LE2 Dec 11, 18 7:12 am

BA Carrier Imposed Fees - Avios Redemption for CX Operated Flights
 
I have made two BA Avios redemption bookings: SFO-HKG and HKG-LHR.

Both flights were booked under CX flight numbers and are operated by CX.

However, I have been charged £65.20 re: YR BA Carrier Imposed Fees on both redemption tickets.

Why is BA charging these fees for flights that they are not operating?

UKtravelbear Dec 11, 18 7:14 am

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KARFA Dec 11, 18 7:27 am

It is CX's carrier surcharge you are incurring. BA does not add carrier surcharge on.

CX SFO-HKG in J revenue ticket
Carrier-imposed surcharge (YR) £65.70
US International Departure Tax (US) £14.40
US September 11th Security Fee (AY) £4.40
US Passenger Facility Charge (XF) £3.50
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Total = £88.00

CX SFO-HKG in J reward ticket booked on ba.com
Transportation Tax(Departure) - USA GBP 14.40
Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fee - USA GBP 4.40
Passenger Facility Charge GBP 3.50
British Airways fees and carrier charges - Carrier imposed charge GBP 65.70
---------------------------------------------
Total = £88.00

CX SFO-HKG in J revenue ticket
Hong Kong Air Passenger Departure Tax (HK) £12.10
Hong Kong Airport Passenger Security Charge (I5) £5.00
Carrier-imposed surcharge (YR) £65.60
Hong Kong Airport Construction Fee (G3) £18.10
---------------------------------------------
Total = £100.80

CX HKG-LHR in J reward ticket booked on ba.com
I5SE GBP 5.00
Air Passenger Departure Tax - Hong Kong GBP 12.10
G3RE GBP 18.10
British Airways fees and carrier charges - Carrier imposed charge GBP 65.70
---------------------------------------------
Total = £100.90

BA6948 Dec 11, 18 7:43 am


Originally Posted by LE2 (Post 30522382)
I have made two BA Avios redemption bookings: SFO-HKG and HKG-LHR.

Both flights were booked under CX flight numbers and are operated by CX.

However, I have been charged £65.20 re: YR BA Carrier Imposed Fees on both redemption tickets.

Why is BA charging these fees for flights that they are not operating?

Just out of curiosity, was it easy to find direct CX reward tickets. Whenever I tried to look for CX reward tickets, I never could find any nonstop flights.

craigthemif Dec 11, 18 8:10 am

You should be thrilled to only pay £65 in YR/YQ. You would pay multiple 100s on BA.

LE2 Dec 11, 18 8:28 am

Thanks Karfa!

Interesting that CX has started to charge YR fees on BA redemptions.

I did the same itinerary about 18 months ago and there were no YR fees.

LE2 Dec 11, 18 8:35 am


Originally Posted by BA6948 (Post 30522461)
Just out of curiosity, was it easy to find direct CX reward tickets. Whenever I tried to look for CX reward tickets, I never could find any nonstop flights.

I've been successful a few times in finding F redemption availability on CX on LHR / HKG / YVR or SFO for myself and a friend.

However, I'm booking these at least 6 months in advance.

Also, there tends to be more availability in C (as F is only operating 1 out of 3 flights on these routes).

BlackBerryAddict Dec 11, 18 8:52 am


Originally Posted by LE2 (Post 30522585)
Thanks Karfa!

Interesting that CX has started to charge YR fees on BA redemptions.

I did the same itinerary about 18 months ago and there were no YR fees.

Isn't it regulated by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Authority? It's linked to the fuel price, and I seem to remember they recently allowed airlines operating out of HKG to charge a surcharge again.

KARFA Dec 11, 18 8:54 am


Originally Posted by BlackBerryAddict (Post 30522666)
Isn't it regulated by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Authority? It's linked to the fuel price, and I seem to remember they recently allowed airlines operating out of HKG to charge a surcharge again.

i think only for exHKG originating bookings. So a HKG-LHR would be regulated but a SFO-HKG wouldn’t be.

VSLover Dec 11, 18 8:57 am

that is roughly the same amount of fees that AA always charged for redemptions with Aadvantage miles as well--so suspect its been there for ages given my first CX redemption via Aadvantage was many years ago.

and yes, i am overjoyed anytime i can find a non BA flight given their INSANE fees.


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