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avios surcharges

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by VIJAY, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. VIJAY

    VIJAY Reader

    Just found an interesting loophole in booking an avios award

    Going MAA-HKG-JFK on cathay (first leg biz, second in first)

    If I booked the entire route on, it came out with 2300$ surcharge!!!

    In separate bookings, it works out to 300$ for the first and 60$ for the second!!

    I assume this is because of hong kongs rule against fuel surcharges (which is soon disappearing).

    But wouldn't that also apply to connecting flights on same booking?
  2. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    You're probably right. $2300 is RIDICULOUS
  3. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    This is super common with BA, and I have no idea why their system prices things in this bonkers way. It's often better to book separate tickets for this exact reason.