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Another example of airlines pricing differences, one I noticed a few months back when trying to make a mileage redemption booking with Delta
Check the difference in fees & surcharges between an itinerary that originates in Europe to a destination in the USA such as LHR-LAX-LHR with the reverse itinerary LAX-LHR-LAX.
Now one could expect a small difference, perhaps within a few Pounds, in fees & surcharges owing to currency differences etc but the difference is huge. The difference was due to something Delta like to call an “International Surcharge” which only seems to apply to redemption bookings that originate in Europe.

Just tried again, taxes & fees for an economy redemption booking listed below to put some numbers to things

LHR-LAX-LHR = US$595.30 (inc $370.40 “international surcharge” + $34.40 “other taxes” )

LAX-LHR_LAX = US$188.00 (no “international surcharge” + no “other taxes” )

Are European based Skymiles members are being discriminated against?

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