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Should the £12 fare to NYC (plus tax) put BA to shame?

Should the £12 fare to NYC (plus tax) put BA to shame?

Old Jul 7, 06, 1:42 am
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Should the £12 fare to NYC (plus tax) put BA to shame?

OK, in this - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=576458 - thread, a £12 fare to New York is identified.

I can't believe that it's actually worth BA selling the ticket at this price if - as we are led to believe - all the other elements (taxes/surcharges etc) are passed on to third parties.

I assume this would yield 25% miles, so about 800 each way. At 1.7p per mile, that's worth £27 on the round trip - and that's before you start adding in the costs of drinks, meals etc.

Somewhat shameful IMO and it simply underlines what many of us have been thinking for some time.
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Old Jul 7, 06, 1:55 am
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Absolutely right. The £6 each way cannot be considered a 'fare' as it cannot cover the basic elements of transporting and feeding a person across the Atlantic. It smells of O'Liaryism.

Of course, £148.60 is the real fare, OK by any standards.

The masquerade of a 'fare' plus taxes, fees, charges and surcharges is now proved to be untenable and must bring forward the day when we see all-inclusive prices as standard.
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Old Jul 7, 06, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by Swiss Tony
OK, in this - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=576458 - thread, a £12 fare to New York is identified.

I can't believe that it's actually worth BA selling the ticket at this price if - as we are led to believe - all the other elements (taxes/surcharges etc) are passed on to third parties.
I suspect this is more a case of a lack of joined-up activity.

The actual promotional fare £112.00 + TFC of £136.60 = £248.60 is in line with many other NYC promotions.

The Travel Shops promotion is not being heavily advertised and is a bit of a one-off.

And so I'll bet that nobody in BA spotted in advance that these two promotions would be so easily combined to produce the £12 base fare. Not that many people will have been immediately aware that this could be done (although if the press surf here or anywhere similar, they'll soon cotton on). I doubt that selling £12 base fare to NYC was a deliberate decision on BA's part.
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I should point out this fare has now been discovered (as of last night) on MSE, so I suspect availability will dry up quickly!
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Old Jul 7, 06, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by theworld
I should point out this fare has now been discovered (as of last night) on MSE, so I suspect availability will dry up quickly!
Note that this comes out of the same bucket as the £112 fare though - it might last a while longer than you think...
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