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Japan (+Hong Kong?)fuel surcharges eff. AUG 1

Japan (+Hong Kong?)fuel surcharges eff. AUG 1

Old Aug 5, 19, 1:19 am
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Japan (+Hong Kong?)fuel surcharges eff. AUG 1

I was wondering is new surcharge or just an adjustment of prior surcharge?

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...urcharges.html
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Old Aug 5, 19, 2:11 am
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Originally Posted by Taipei View Post
I was wondering is new surcharge or just an adjustment of prior surcharge?

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...urcharges.html
The latter. Some regulators require fuel surcharges to be published and disclosed publicly; Japan and HK appear to be two such regulators.

Nearly every transoceanic UA fare includes a fuel surcharge. For some tickets, it's much more than the actual fare.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 8:44 am
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Do the regulators require fixed YQ for all fares? I know ex-US to Europe, there are several different schedules for different fare types.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 8:59 am
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Do the regulators require fixed YQ for all fares? I know ex-US to Europe, there are several different schedules for different fare types.
In these markets, it looks that way; presumably, otherwise they'd have multiple columns on those charts. I imagine it could be different in other places.

I suspect that the airlines requested different fuel surcharges for different classes, and some regulator asked if the Jet A they use to fly a J passenger was more expensive than the Jet A for a Y passenger.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
I suspect that the airlines requested different fuel surcharges for different classes, and some regulator asked if the Jet A they use to fly a J passenger was more expensive than the Jet A for a Y passenger.
Maybe in the UK

I'm honestly bewildered they still use YQ since I don't think international fares are subject to any ad valorem taxes and is base-fare commissioning still a big thing? Meanwhile the number of dumps and other exploitable issues due to the fact that no system handles YQ correctly surely costs them. Some markets (Australia for example) don't have YQ.
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