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Old 09-13-2008, 05:41 AM
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In the recent past-one of the most annoying aspects to all forms of travel has been the imposition of the ever increasing fuel surcharge upon the passenger.

However, in recent months the cost of oil,per barrel,- has been dropping! There seems to be no discussion offered by the Cruise Industry to roll back the Fuel Surcharges.

While Cruiselines enter into long term supply contracts-it is inconceivable that their lawyers have not weasel worded those contracts to provide fuel cost reduction clauses!

Can we hope for Fuel Surcharge reductions and possibly....REBATES?


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In the recent past-one of the most annoying aspects to all forms of travel has been the imposition of the ever increasing fuel surcharge upon the passenger.

However, in recent months the cost of oil,per barrel,- has been dropping! There seems to be no discussion offered by the Cruise Industry to roll back the Fuel Surcharges.

While Cruiselines enter into long term supply contracts-it is inconceivable that their lawyers have not weasel worded those contracts to provide fuel cost reduction clauses!

Can we hope for Fuel Surcharge reductions and possibly....REBATES?


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Old 09-13-2008, 06:24 AM
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I wouldn't count on it.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:26 AM
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True, oil has come down a lot from the record high; but it is still way above what it was when they started imposing surcharges. So like Spiritfilled, I wouldn't cont on it. There is no indication that it is going to go much lower. And if OPEC cuts back production like they are threatening to, it could go back up very quickly.
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:41 PM
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I would think they would reduce the cruise price first. They pay a comission on the cruise price, nothing on the fuel surcharges.
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That's a very good point Gary. Looks like they would have had time now to adjust the base cruise price to figure in their fuel costs for new bookings. That's just my opinion.

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:22 AM
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One of the Canadian airlines, Westjet, is dropping the fuel surcharge now that oil has come down. The other line, Air Canada is dropping the fee for a 2nd checked bag.
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I wish they would lower the fuel surcharges, maybe add 50 - 100 dollars to the ticket - no that wouldn't work. The fuel charges is like found money. Did you ever buy wallpaper, it is X dollars a roll - oh by the way you can only buy it in a double roll. Glad to see some airlines are dropping the extra fees.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:10 AM
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I just read an article addressing this issue with the cruise lines. They aren't planning on dropping fuel surcharges at this time. The market is still to volatile.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:14 AM
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By the way, just to show you how ridiculous cruise prices can be, there is a rate out there right now of $29 base rate for a cruise and the rest is port fees, government taxes, and fuel.
 
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