The answer: No one. Here’s why.
Someone posted that they paid a $210 fare for a flight from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) recently. So it got me thinking…
- Total distance: 13,052 miles
- Total time (nonstop): 12:50
- Taxes Paid: $117.76 (see below)
- Total Airline Received: $92.24 out of which they pay the online agency a commission.
- The typical fare for that journey: About $1,100 for a connecting flight and $1,500 for a nonstop flight.
If this keeps happening, the airline will eventually go out of business as the $92.94 does not even begin to pay for that trip :-).
The person who paid the fare is happy as they got a good deal, but that won’t last for long since the airline may not be there in the future. And when they actually buy a ticket at the normal price, they’ll think its expensive :-).
Regardless of the error the taxes must be paid since a passenger was transported.
So what say you about mistake fares? What do you think? Leave a comment below.
|New Zealand Passenger Service Charge International Arrivals (KK)||$13.40|
|New Zealand Border Clearance Levy International Arrival (F1)||$13.20|
|US International Departure Tax (US)||$17.80|
|US September 11th Security Fee (AY)||$5.60|
|US Passenger Facility Charge (XF)||$9.00|
|USDA APHIS Fee (XA)||$3.96|
|US Immigration Fee (XY)||$7.00|
|US Customs Fee (YC)||$5.50|
|US International Arrival Tax (US)||$17.80|
|New Zealand Passenger Service Charge International Departures (KK)||$13.40|
|New Zealand Border Clearance Levy International Departure (F1)||$2.40|
|New Zealand Passenger Security Charge International (IA)||$8.70|