If you’re looking for a cheap flight to Australia this year, act quickly!
Following on Qantas’ announcement of an increase in its fuel surcharge on air fares to Australia, Virgin Blue announced a round of new fare increases. Citing the rising cost of fuel as the primary reason, a flight to Australia from Los Angeles on VAustralia will soon cost up to an additional $230 round-trip. This increase will become effective for all tickets issued after March 8.
When you consider that the cost of airfare to Australia, using AirBank’s low consolidator fares, can be found for just a bit more than $600 round trip before the taxes and fees, the new fuel surcharge levy is a huge increase – especially compared to Qantas’ more modest assessment of approximately $60 round trip.
VirginBlue will also increase the cost of checked luggage on its domestic Australia flights from $20 to $40 for an additional bag. If you are planning to add a visit to New Zealand, Fiji, Bali or other exotic international destination with a flight on VirginBlue, the fee for checking your additional bag (all Virgin Blue flights allow only a maximum of 1 checked bag without a fee) will also be increased by $20 each way.
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