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Whilst I accept that the price of oil is rising I object strongly to the fuel surcharge being apllied to mileage redemption tickets. I gained those miles as a result of buying premium fares on long haul flights that have already been surcharged. The miles are supposed to be a “reward” for my continuing loyalty. This is not an issue limited to BA but to all airlines who have chosen to treat their most loyal customers in this shoddy manner.
Airlines are becoming more like oil and energy firms in that the price rises quickly, but rarely falls in line with the underlying price of oil.
Tend to agree that the fare should vary and not have such surcharges. As for miles varying also…airmiles have managed to avoid this for some years now and they include all taxes fees and charges.