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British Air having great sale for spring travel to Europe! $602 RT DFW/Rome

British Air having great sale for spring travel to Europe! $602 RT DFW/Rome

Nov 12th, 2009, 05:58 PM
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MelJ - that sux. I hate that they can get away with taxing and "fee-ing" you for more than the cost of the dang ticket. Truth in advertising should show the ENTIRE COST up front. They just suck us in!
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Nov 12th, 2009, 08:36 PM
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Good grief,,,,,

(And Americans do talk about "American Airlines" LOL!)
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Nov 12th, 2009, 08:44 PM
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I was excited about the BA fare for a few moments when it hit my inbox. Then reality struck when I actually went on the site, checked the fares and found the R/T from EWR-CDG was $368 and the taxes were $333, bringing the total cost to $701. Those taxes will get you every time! Last month I flew CMH-CDG for $550 TOTAL and DH flew CMH-LGW for $402 TOTAL, both on USAirways. We're flying Delta CMH-FCO on Christmas for--wait for it--$501 TOTAL per person.

Not all taxes. See the fare breakouts I did in this thread - http://www.fodors.com/community/air-...ow-or-wait.cfm. BA is sandbagging with these teaser fares - the fuel surcharge ("YQ") is no tax, just a fare in sheep's clothing.

London Airways, BTW.
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Nov 12th, 2009, 09:05 PM
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One good thing in France is that all fares must be published with the taxes included, so that people can't be suckered in with fares that seem too good to be true.

At my office, whenever people complain about the taxes being higher than the fares in some cases, I always ask them if they would like the fares to be raised to eliminate the problem.
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Nov 13th, 2009, 06:36 AM
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I do like the way BA treats us when on board, though, even back in steerage.
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Nov 13th, 2009, 12:40 PM
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Stokebailey. me, too. That's why I still check their fares and purchase from them first whenever possible.
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Nov 14th, 2009, 04:26 AM
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I'm speaking out of ignorance here, never having used them, but BA also has a FF miles promotion that could possibly be used to upgrade to more comfy part of the plane?
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