Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > British Airways | Executive Club
Reload this Page >

BA Carrier Imposed Fees - Avios Redemption for CX Operated Flights

BA Carrier Imposed Fees - Avios Redemption for CX Operated Flights

Old Dec 11, 18, 7:12 am
  #1  
LE2
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London, UK
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 127
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?
LE2 is offline  
Old Dec 11, 18, 7:14 am
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brighton. UK
Programs: BA Silver / VS /IHG Spire & Ambassador
Posts: 12,140
deleted

Last edited by UKtravelbear; Dec 11, 18 at 7:45 am
UKtravelbear is online now  
Old Dec 11, 18, 7:27 am
  #3  
Ambassador, British Airways; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Leeds, UK
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, GfL, HH Diamond
Posts: 30,603
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
---------------------------------------------
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
AnaTravel likes this.
KARFA is online now  
Old Dec 11, 18, 7:43 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Programs: Executive Club: Gold - Flying Blue: Gold
Posts: 967
Originally Posted by LE2 View Post
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.
BA6948 is offline  
Old Dec 11, 18, 8:10 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Barcelona, London, on a plane
Programs: BA Gold, TK E+, IB+, VS FC, Hyatt Globalist, MR Plat Prem, IHG Plat, Hilton Gold
Posts: 8,577
You should be thrilled to only pay £65 in YR/YQ. You would pay multiple 100s on BA.
craigthemif is offline  
Old Dec 11, 18, 8:28 am
  #6  
LE2
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London, UK
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 127
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 is offline  
Old Dec 11, 18, 8:35 am
  #7  
LE2
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London, UK
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 127
Originally Posted by BA6948 View Post
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).
LE2 is offline  
Old Dec 11, 18, 8:52 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Programs: Latinpass Million Miler. BA Gold.
Posts: 3,535
Originally Posted by LE2 View Post
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.
BlackBerryAddict is offline  
Old Dec 11, 18, 8:54 am
  #9  
Ambassador, British Airways; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Leeds, UK
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, GfL, HH Diamond
Posts: 30,603
Originally Posted by BlackBerryAddict View Post
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.
KARFA is online now  
Old Dec 11, 18, 8:57 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Programs: BA GGL, AA LTP, Marriott (sigh) Plat Elite
Posts: 1,389
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.
VSLover is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: