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Any way to get an idea on your estimated flight's fuel surcharge?

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  • May 18th, 2018 2:59 pm
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Any way to get an idea on your estimated flight's fuel surcharge?

Sure you get exact prices for your flights when booking but fuel surcharge's are all over the place and I've seen flights where once the fuel surcharge is added on, it turns that $500 round trip ticket that you have to $1500, 3 times the amount. Is there no way to find out a general idea of how much you will pay on your fuel surcharge? Because often the fuel is more than the plane ticket itself.
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DiamondDallasPage wrote:
May 17th, 2018 8:34 am
Sure you get exact prices for your flights when booking but fuel surcharge's are all over the place and I've seen flights where once the fuel surcharge is added on, it turns that $500 round trip ticket that you have to $1500, 3 times the amount. Is there no way to find out a general idea of how much you will pay on your fuel surcharge? Because often the fuel is more than the plane ticket itself.
Use Google Flight or ItaMatrix or any other place where you see
right away TOTAL price. Do not care of price composition.

If you see advertisement of any price with note "tax and fees extra" --
run away right away or research the price fast to get final price.

Cheers.
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May 7, 2015
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Toronto, ON
Look up the flight on ITA Matrix, it will break down all taxes for you.
Deal Addict
Feb 25, 2007
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Ottawa
Air Canada's online booking engine shows prices all-in too.
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Jun 15, 2015
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Mississauga, ON
It depends which airline. Which airline?
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tequilla wrote:
May 17th, 2018 9:31 am
Use Google Flight or ItaMatrix or any other place where you see
right away TOTAL price. Do not care of price composition.

If you see advertisement of any price with note "tax and fees extra" --
run away right away or research the price fast to get final price.
This is one of the major benefits of using ITA Matrix over any of the other amateur websites out there like Kayak and Momondo.

As for "tax and fees extra", I don't know about the rest of Canada but that is definitely illegal in Ontario now. Gone are the days when certain airlines can advertise $1 fares or joke airlines can advertise "$99 all inclusive 7 days in Jamaica!" and then in the fine print at the bottom of the ad, tack on several hundred dollars in taxes, fuel surcharges, convenience charges, resort fees, etc.
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BrunetteGirl wrote:
May 17th, 2018 7:14 pm
It depends which airline. Which airline?
Not sure but most likely United or delta.

Thank you everyone for the tips. It's always annoying not knowing what the fuel charge will be. I will look into ITA matrix.

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