Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 20 Sep 2013
Total posts 316
Has anyone herd of Qantas charging a so called " Q Surcharge " for travel on certain flights.And has anyone experienced this.I recently tried to book a RT/ business class ticket on QF 8/7 and was told later by phone res there was a $200 " Q Surcharge " per sector on these flights.Then before paying for the ticket moved my flight to QF 11 and advised this charge does not apply to that flight.Does anyone have any info on this so called " Q surcharge ".
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 14 Apr 2013
Total posts 295
I have never heard of a Q Surcharge from Qantas.
All QF flights from AUS - USA are either refurbished B747 or A380's.
Member since 07 May 2012
Total posts 299
Never heard of it either.
Its a fact i have not herd of the charge either.When i posted and was turned there after to Qantas North American Sales web Site there it is.I mean really $400 RT F>> me.They will turn it out Word wide.....Just wait.
British Airways - Executive Club
Member since 24 Jan 2012
Total posts 86
Q Surcharge is a fuel surcharge. Q is the code used to note this on tickets, along with other taxes. Fuel surcharges are listed separately from the base fare so the Q code is used to show this.
Your reservations agent should learn not to speak industry code.
I should add, that this is usually in addition to YQ surcharges (which is a standard fuel surcharge), and is applied to flights where airlines feel a standard fuel surcharge is insufficient.
Member since 04 May 2014
Total posts 23
It's not a fuel surcharge, it's effectively a temporarily higher fare due high demand on QF7:
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 176
Actually it's a Qantas surcharge for flights TO Dallas only.
Qantas will apply a “Q Surcharge” for travel on Qantas flight QF7 Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth, where current demand for travel is high. Effective for sale and travel on/after 11 April 2014, one surcharge will be applied per outbound sector for tickets issued in all Qantas points of sale for travel on QF7 to Dallas/Fort Worth.
I thankyou as QANTAS say nothing about this until it pops up in a booking in the booking process and can not be a avoided.I note that you say DFW only or is the start of a trend as QF starts to gunuinely piss me off and charge it across the board.Are we going to see a high demand charge when ever yeild management say yeilds are high, Give ma a genuine break.What next SYD/MEL a 75% load factor and charge extra for ....absoluty nothing.
Can you tell me where you attained the infomation provided,and from your experience is this something comming on other flights.Its a first.
Member since 25 Sep 2013
Total posts 377
See mrc82's post for the information source.
A friend just ask me if the demand is as high as QF state while not put on a extra aircraft and or try doing business BNE/LAX. impossible if not thu SYD and no person would want to that regardless of the SYD P lounge acess.I understand if Qantas say they can make money to Asia,but if you can make more money to DFW ...GO with it.Its for QF survival.
Member since 20 Aug 2012
Total posts 35
Why don't they just increase the airfare if demand is high, rather than create a deceptive surcharge?
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 767
Surcharge would also apply to frequent flyer bookings.
Thanks Guy,s for the info.
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