Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Airasia Scraps Fuel Surcharge. How about Luggages Handling Charge??????

Passengers on AirAsia and AirAsia X flights will no longer have to pay a fuel surcharge for both local and international flights which mean that all passengers need only pay the fare, airport tax of RM6 for domestic flights and RM25 on international routes and administrative fee of RM22.50.
According to its Chief Operating Officer, Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes, AirAsia becomes the first airline in the world to do away with the fuel surcharge for all its flights where previously passengers paid an average of RM47.

Fernandes, however, added that he could not guarantee that the airline would not reimpose the surcharge should world fuel prices skyrocket again.

Regarding the check-in baggage handling fee, Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes feedback that it would remain with the reasons that

1. Fuel prices
2. To limit luggage, and
3. To be more environmentally friendly which mean the lighter the plane, the less emissions there will be.

But, for my opinion, all these three reason cannot wisely explain why the check in luggages fees still remain because as long as the airline strictly control the weight limitation for check in luggages and penalty, it will be more than enough to control the numbers of luggages.

Therefore, there might have 2 reason why apply the luggage handling charge:

1. To get profit from the charges
2. To limit luggage so that more space for the purpose of AirAsia Cargo.

So, therefore, for the purpose to benifited all parties, we hope, AirAsia can follow Malaysia Airlines that no luggages handling charges in the future......

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