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martytravels May 2nd, 2011 05:54 PM

Yikes !!! Fuel surchages on flights to Europe this spring/summer.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Thinking of spending a weekend in Paris this spring? Think again.

The cost of travel to Europe has increased exponentially, mostly due to surcharges and fees which can add $500 or more to the price of round-trip airfare. .........(more)

wally34949 May 3rd, 2011 02:10 AM

These prices from New York City to Frankfurt, Germany don't seem that bad for June 15 to July 13 travel.

Aer Lingus $1209
Air Berlin $1279
Air Canada $990
Air France $650
Alitalia $1163
American Airlines $1057
Austrian Airlines $1193
bmi $5268
British Airways $854
Brussels Airlines $1221
Continental $990
Delta $1041
Iberia $1166
Icelandair $1559
KLM Royal Dutch $939
Lufthansa $1034
SAS $1393
Singapore Air $1018
SWISS $1320
TAP Portugal $1040
United $990
US Airways $1004
Multiple Airlines $792

wally34949 May 3rd, 2011 02:11 AM

Oh, shoot, I typed in Frankfurt to New York instead of New York to Frankfurt.

qwovadis May 3rd, 2011 04:09 AM

Fuel prices are going up

Some like added fuel surcharges long ago

but many have not still deals out there that are good.

CO and multistops still pretty good for me.

from under $500 all in each way...

P_M May 3rd, 2011 04:13 AM

I feel the sticker shock too, but with price of crude being $110+ it is the new reality. I am optimistic that oil prices will drop since there are no supply issues, just speculators driving it up as they did in 2008. But when that will happen--who knows??

tengohambre May 4th, 2011 04:15 AM

Yes, prices are high. Yet, for some peak summer flts to Europe I've now seen that over the past few weeks prices dropped a couple of hundred dollars, from about $1,500 to $1,300, for non stops to major capitals. Still high, but at least they went in the right direction.

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