LH increases[/reduces] fuel surcharge

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Old Sep 26, 07, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
I presume it has something to do with LX not playing the fuel hedge as long as LH has. When you emerge from BK with a bad credit rating you can't find many people who will trust you enough to pay you hedge bet if things go south. So average hedge prices/cost for LH must be lower than LX.
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Tks for the clarification about the hedge prices.

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Old Nov 8, 07, 5:24 am
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Another increase in fuel surchages...

http://www.spiegel.de/reise/aktuell/...516160,00.html
interconti: +10 Euro (total 77 Euro)
Europe: +-0 Euro (total 14 Euro)

starting from 14.11.2007
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Old Nov 8, 07, 5:33 am
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Seems like LH is always the first to raise fuel surcharge. Is there any comparision about those surcharges on mayor airlines available?
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Old Nov 8, 07, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by testero View Post
Seems like LH is always the first to raise fuel surcharge. Is there any comparision about those surcharges on mayor airlines available?
LH Cargo is also always the first I know there is a way to compare them in air freight but I don't know about PAX.

Does anybody know if LH also works with the fuel index for tickets to decide whether they raise or lower the fuel surcharge?
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Old Nov 9, 07, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by testero View Post
Is there any comparision about those surcharges on mayor airlines available?
Check out the latest posts of this thread. It doesn't include LH's recent 77 update though.
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Old Nov 10, 07, 2:37 am
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However, this is great news: As they will certainly stick to the 99 Euro concept for cheap E Class tickets I am waiting for the day then they sell a "negative fare". So called taxes are close to 99 Euro now, so with the next increase they will have to be creative.
That is correct and currently the only way I pay for LH anymore. This system works better for me on some routes than Mehdorns "Sparpreis50"

Last week a friend asked me how to fly to ZRH in February and the fare was 3USD one-way ex DUS !!! The taxes were 98,20$... Where else can you afford to cancel a ticket for just 3$ cancellation fee !?
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Old Nov 10, 07, 9:35 am
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3/215: 08.11.07 Lufthansa passt Treibstoffzuschlag für Interkontinentalflüge an

Treibstoffzuschläge auf Kurz- und Mittelstrecken-Flügen bleiben unverändert. Nachdem der Rohölpreis in den letzten Wochen auf einen neuen Höchststand gestiegen ist, reagiert Lufthansa auf die dadurch gestiegenen Preise für Kerosin und erhöht ihren Treibstoffzuschlag für interkontinentale Flüge um zehn Euro. Der Zuschlag für Langstreckentickets beträgt somit ab dem Verkaufsdatum 14. November 2007 pro Streckenabschnitt 77 Euro.

Für innerdeutsche und innereuropäische Flüge liegt der Zuschlag unverändert bei 14 Euro pro Flugstrecke.

Lufthansa beobachtet den Ölpreis kontinuierlich und wird zukünftige Anpassungen der Zuschläge von der weiteren Entwicklung des Treibstoffpreises auf dem Rohstoffmarkt abhängig machen.
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Old Nov 11, 07, 5:02 pm
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Lufthansa adapts fuel surcharge on long-haul flights
Surcharge on long-haul flights will be increased effective 14th November 2007. No change in fuel surcharge on short and medium-haul services.

Lufthansa is increasing its fuel surcharge for intercontinental flights by 10 EUR per flight segment. The surcharge on flights within Europe will not be increased. The crude oil price has risen rapidly in recent weeks. Lufthansa is reacting to this development by adapting its fuel surcharge.

The YQ-surcharge on long-haul flights will be thus increased from 75 EUR to 85 EUR per flight segment. The YQ-surcharge on flights within Europe remains unchanged at 22 EUR per flight segment. The fare quote will be updated accordingly and the new YQ-surcharge applies for tickets issued on/after 14th November 2007.
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Old Mar 6, 08, 11:54 am
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Increase in fuel charges?

I haven't heard any announcements, but just noticed that the taxes on an award ticket I have on hold have increased by $50 in the past day or two - I made the reservation on Monday, but hesitated as the taxes on a simple TLV-FRA-LHR and return in business were coming to $415 which I thought was a lot - but I checked today and the taxes/charges have increased to $465 !

This is really getting ridiculous for a short mile journey, just outside Europe...
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Old Mar 6, 08, 12:59 pm
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Fuel charge hasn't changed in recent couple of weeks. Must be something else...
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Old Mar 6, 08, 3:28 pm
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the taxes are 380.42USD online.
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Old Mar 6, 08, 3:56 pm
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the taxes are 380.42USD online.
In business or economy? I am pricing in business, which is around 80 USD more then economy due to the UK APD.
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economy; business showing 459.81$. Really over the top. Is there a thread discussing this stupidity? US-based airlines charge a fraction of this, making LH miles very costly to use.
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Old Mar 6, 08, 4:21 pm
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Old Mar 6, 08, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by LilZeppelin View Post
economy; business showing 459.81$. Really over the top. Is there a thread discussing this stupidity? US-based airlines charge a fraction of this, making LH miles very costly to use.
U.S. based FFPs dont charge a fraction- they absorb the entire cost of the fuel surcharge on reward tixs
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