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    Keep in mind summer travellers...

    It's not just gas that oil prices affect. If you plan on travelling this summer...your tickets may increase in price



    Upshot – Airfares Rising As Fuel Costs Soar - Saturday 22, May-2004
    by Amanda Lynch-Foster
    AS FUEL PRICES continue to soar to record heights around the world, airlines have reacted by raising ticket prices.

    Officials at British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Caribbean Star and Air Jamaica confirmed that the hike in fuel costs had forced their airlines to pass on the increase to customers.

    The price of oil has been rising over the last year and recently hit US$41.50 per barrel.

    President and chief operating officer of Caribbean Star, Paul Moreira, said the airline, which operated throughout the Eastern Caribbean, had increased their fuel surcharge to BDS$10 per ticket.

    “Fuel prices have been the highest in 13 years. Caribbean Star has tried to mitigate some of the increase. We have been unable to hold consistent and not pass it on to the consumer,” he said.

    He also said the increases were likely to take effect between July and August, the height of the summer travelling season for locals.

    Commercial manager of British Airways for the Southern Caribbean, Elvin Sealy, said the impact of the fuel crisis would trickle down to consumers, but termed it “very minimal” at BDS$16 extra per trip. That increase came into effect on Thursday.

    According to Air Jamaica, the fuel crisis had dealt a “crippling financial blow” to the company to the point where customers could anticipate increases of up to US$40 on most fares.

    “Over the past few months the airline has been absorbing the massive increases in fuel prices in an effort to avoid a fare increase to its loyal customers,” chief executive officer Christopher Zacca said.

    “We have now come to a point where we have no option but to pass on the costs if we are to remain viable.”

    Sales and marketing manager for the Caribbean office of Virgin Atlantic, Rachel Pilgrim, revealed that the British airline had decided to add a fuel surcharge of BDS$16 per sector.

    She said they took the decision with “extreme reluctance” but were pressed into doing so as fuel costs, which make up 15 per cent of their expenditure, rose by 44 per cent in the last year.

    “Forty-four per cent in one year is horrific,” said Pilgrim, noting that Virgin would be watching the market closely to see if it could lower the surcharge soon.

    However, Moreira warned that customers might not be able to look forward to a drop in prices anytime soon as oil prices continued to climb worryingly.

    “We don’t believe they will decrease in the short term. It will be very difficult to see it going back to normal anytime soon,” he said.

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    :p I'm glad I buy my tix already

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    Re: Keep in mind summer travellers...

    Originally posted by Rummy
    It's not just gas that oil prices affect. If you plan on travelling this summer...your tickets may increase in price



    Upshot – Airfares Rising As Fuel Costs Soar - Saturday 22, May-2004
    by Amanda Lynch-Foster
    AS FUEL PRICES continue to soar to record heights around the world, airlines have reacted by raising ticket prices.

    Officials at British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Caribbean Star and Air Jamaica confirmed that the hike in fuel costs had forced their airlines to pass on the increase to customers.

    The price of oil has been rising over the last year and recently hit US$41.50 per barrel.

    President and chief operating officer of Caribbean Star, Paul Moreira, said the airline, which operated throughout the Eastern Caribbean, had increased their fuel surcharge to BDS$10 per ticket.

    “Fuel prices have been the highest in 13 years. Caribbean Star has tried to mitigate some of the increase. We have been unable to hold consistent and not pass it on to the consumer,” he said.

    He also said the increases were likely to take effect between July and August, the height of the summer travelling season for locals.

    Commercial manager of British Airways for the Southern Caribbean, Elvin Sealy, said the impact of the fuel crisis would trickle down to consumers, but termed it “very minimal” at BDS$16 extra per trip. That increase came into effect on Thursday.

    According to Air Jamaica, the fuel crisis had dealt a “crippling financial blow” to the company to the point where customers could anticipate increases of up to US$40 on most fares.

    “Over the past few months the airline has been absorbing the massive increases in fuel prices in an effort to avoid a fare increase to its loyal customers,” chief executive officer Christopher Zacca said.

    “We have now come to a point where we have no option but to pass on the costs if we are to remain viable.”

    Sales and marketing manager for the Caribbean office of Virgin Atlantic, Rachel Pilgrim, revealed that the British airline had decided to add a fuel surcharge of BDS$16 per sector.

    She said they took the decision with “extreme reluctance” but were pressed into doing so as fuel costs, which make up 15 per cent of their expenditure, rose by 44 per cent in the last year.

    “Forty-four per cent in one year is horrific,” said Pilgrim, noting that Virgin would be watching the market closely to see if it could lower the surcharge soon.

    However, Moreira warned that customers might not be able to look forward to a drop in prices anytime soon as oil prices continued to climb worryingly.

    “We don’t believe they will decrease in the short term. It will be very difficult to see it going back to normal anytime soon,” he said.
    yuh right...ah was lookin at the price for JA this summer and they were ridicilous.....might have to boat it....

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    Originally posted by amprincess
    :p I'm glad I buy my tix already
    same here....

    I would be damned...if meh tickets ..... go n e where over $3000...it done cost $2700 to India alone........

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    Bim ticket was $50 more this year.

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    Re: Re: Keep in mind summer travellers...

    Originally posted by tuchanleggo
    yuh right...ah was lookin at the price for JA this summer and they were ridicilous.....might have to boat it....
    my friend has an inflatable dinghy you can use

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    Re: Re: Re: Keep in mind summer travellers...

    Originally posted by Pimptress
    my friend has an inflatable dinghy you can use
    how much is she charging

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Keep in mind summer travellers...

    Originally posted by tuchanleggo
    how much is she charging
    $50 for the dinghy itself..buh you have to inflate it yourself

    btw did you want oars with that?

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Keep in mind summer travellers...

    Originally posted by Pimptress
    $50 for the dinghy itself..buh you have to inflate it yourself

    btw did you want oars with that?
    just one..btw...how long will it take me to get there....:p

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Keep in mind summer travellers...

    Originally posted by tuchanleggo
    just one..btw...how long will it take me to get there....:p
    the oar will be $10 more

    and that will depend on how fast you can row

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Keep in mind summer travellers...

    Originally posted by Pimptress
    the oar will be $10 more

    and that will depend on how fast you can row

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Keep in mind summer travellers...

    Originally posted by Pimptress
    the oar will be $10 more

    and that will depend on how fast you can row

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Keep in mind summer travellers...

    Originally posted by tuchanleggo
    Plans to meet Tuch in bim in 2010.

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Keep in mind summer travellers...

    Originally posted by zenzele1
    Plans to meet Tuch in bim in 2010.
    the image in my head is too funny

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