Qantas has cut the price of its economy tickets to Asia, London and Los Angeles in the wake of consumer unrest and ACCC investigation into fuel surcharges.
The cheapest average economy return fare from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Los Angeles is now $1290, a drop of almost $370 – which happens to be almost the same amount as the $340 fuel surcharge on a standard one-way economy ticket.
However, those fuel surcharges will remain on tickets booked using Qantas Frequent Flyer points.
For more fares and all the details, click through to Qantas.com.
A Qantas spokesman said that "fuel surcharges are already included in the advertised price of Qantas fares, and those fares remain extremely competitive"
"We continue to monitor surcharges but the bottom line for consumers is that Qantas fares already in the market are some of the cheapest in years. For instance, the price of a fare to London is about 30 percent lower than it was 10 years ago, adjusted for inflation."
Earlier today Virgin Australia announced it would reduce US airfares by up to $50 and roll its fuel surcharge into base fares, in response to falling jet fuel prices.
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