I had a feeling it was too good to be true…
Earlier this week I wrote about Flying Blue no longer collecting fuel surcharges on Air Europa flights. Well, the fuel surcharges are back. Suddenly, taxes/fees that were $100 round-trip are now pushing $1,000.
We’ve gone from this–
That stings. It also confirms that the lack of fuel surcharges earlier in the week was almost certainly a glitch. This was not apparent at the time, especially because we’ve seen other airlines like Singapore Airlines recently eliminate fuel surcharges on many award tickets.
Air Europa offers a nice soft product and comfortable business class seat on the 787 and select A330s. It appears most of the A330s operating on the New York JFK to Madrid route still feature the old “angled lie-flat” seats.
New Flying Blue Award Pricing
Just a teaser post for Monday, but new pricing is now in effect at Flying Blue and it is not horrible. Prices are up in almost all cases, but not necessarily by very much. As you can see above, the Air Europa space has only ticked up slightly. Prices vary by date, but 63K-64K one-way for peak summer travel in business class between North America and Europe is not very different than the old price of 62.5K each way.
I hope some of you were able to get award space booked prior to this price change.