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Fuel surcharge on DL metal now on US departures

Fuel surcharge on DL metal now on US departures

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Old Nov 17, 17, 1:05 pm
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Fuel surcharge on DL metal now on US departures

Per OMAAT, DL has started levying carrier fees on DL metal awards originating in the US. Maybe this is why they had some credit card promotions recently. Sigh.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 1:09 pm
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So others don't have to search, here is the One Mile At a Time story:
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...et-surcharges/
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Old Nov 17, 17, 1:10 pm
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On The Points Guy too. Seems like they might be having trouble rolling it out.

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/11/del...urope-flights/

Doesn't make sense with low fuel costs right now.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by MotelRomeo View Post
On The Points Guy too. Seems like they might be having trouble rolling it out.

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/11/del...urope-flights/

Doesn't make sense with low fuel costs right now.
It doesn't make a lot of sense. This DTW-CDG search has three options, one DL non-stop, one AF non-stop, and one DL connection via AMS. Only the DL non-stop has the fee.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 1:24 pm
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This fee appears to be tied to the former LOW / SAVER level award space on DL metal only.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 1:30 pm
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This is bonkers, goodbye Skymiles, it was good while it lasted... $173 surcharge for a DTW-CDG award in Economy when I can book WoW for $289 RT...
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Old Nov 17, 17, 1:49 pm
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Looks to be country specific. Not seeing it on non-stop's to Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, etc., nor to Asia. Seeing it on flights to/through partner countries (France, Netherlands, Italy), although it is inconsistent. Perhaps related to FlyingBlue changes? Awards involving SU flights have long had carried-imposed charges (including ex-US).
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Old Nov 17, 17, 2:04 pm
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This feels like a bug to me. And god knows Delta IT is bug prone.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by jrkmsp View Post
This feels like a bug to me. And god knows Delta IT is bug prone.
+1 I'm no longer seeing them.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 2:53 pm
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Old Nov 17, 17, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by javabytes View Post
Today's glitch is tomorrow's enhancement.
My suspicion as well. This might have been a trial run.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
+1 I'm no longer seeing them.
Yupp! Whew! Hopefully, it'll stay this way!

This is certainly NOT how this chart looked a half hour ago!
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Old Nov 17, 17, 3:32 pm
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Hi everyone, wanted let you know that the surcharge that you saw for certain Europe Award Tickets earlier today was an error. Not to worry, as we took notice and the issue has been resolved. Happy Friday!
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Old Nov 17, 17, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by SkyMilesTeam View Post
Hi everyone, wanted let you know that the surcharge that you saw for certain Europe Award Tickets earlier today was an error. Not to worry, as we took notice and the issue has been resolved. Happy Friday!
Thanks for the quick fix and for posting here!
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Old Nov 17, 17, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by hi55us View Post
This is bonkers, goodbye Skymiles, it was good while it lasted... $173 surcharge for a DTW-CDG award in Economy when I can book WoW for $289 RT...
I'll pay the $173 surcharge and travel in C+ (confirmed seat, I get to pick it in advance), rather than the $289 R/T in WoW (plus fees for everything almost including "air to breathe")
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