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  • DonLee 226 posts

    I have an one way avios ticket booked from Tokyo to Heathrow next Aug. As we couldn’t book 3 J tickets on same flight, we have to travel on separate flight BA6 and BA8. Seatspy notified availability on the day I am going to travel so went to check and realised that the cost has changed. Sorry if I missed something that already covered here.

    The ticket I paid a few months ago:
    110000 Avios + £ 285
    100000 Avios + £ 335
    90000 Avios + £ 385

    New price
    110000 Avios + £ 202.10
    100000 Avios + £ 262.10
    90000 Avios + £ 315.33
    Government, authority and airport charges Per adult
    Passenger Service Facilities Charge (Int’L) – Japan GBP 16.00
    International Tourist Tax – Japan GBP 5.40
    Total government, authority and airport charges* GBP 21.40
    British Airways fees and carrier charges Per adult
    Carrier imposed charge GBP 180.70
    Total British Airways fees and carrier charges GBP 180.70
    Total GBP 202.10

    ianmac69 5 posts

    Japan, happily, is one of the countries that regulates the carrier surcharge, aka YQ/fuel surcharge. It changes every 2 months based on actual market variance of the benchmark, Singapore Kerosene.

    ianmac69 5 posts

    Japan regulates YQ / fuel surcharge (set every two months based on a benchmark index), so will always be a variable element in the pricing.

    DonLee 226 posts

    Thanks for the explanation.

    ianmac69 5 posts

    Sorry for the duplication, seemed like first reply didn’t send.

    Jon 273 posts

    Japan regulates YQ / fuel surcharge (set every two months based on a benchmark index)

    Interesting – I didn’t know it changed that often. Learn something every day etc 😉

    I assume exchange rate may also be a factor? (The yen has gone from around 160 ¥/£ a few months ago to 185 now. Which is nice.)

    ianmac69 5 posts


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