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Fuel Surcharge for Rewards Travel from CDG?
I am looking to book a flight from CDG on Delta through Virgin Atlantic. While the quoted amount of points is what I expected, I was not expecting fuel surcharges. Am I wrong in thinking those only applied to flights from the UK? Do they also apply to flights from CDG?
I found a year-old post on TPG about fuel surcharges on Virgin Atlantic award flights. In the comments a reader asked a question about Delta flights getting these surcharges. He then followed up, answering his own question and had this to say:
[I]I followed up and determined that this is expected. Surcharge-free flights on Delta only include flights originating in the US to destinations in Europe (other than the UK). It looks like flights from the US to the UK, and all flights originating in Europe have always had surcharges.[/I]
Here’s the full blog entry: [URL]https://thepointsguy.com/news/virgin-surcharges-delta-flights-are-gone/[/URL]
Yep, Delta has always had an “European origination” surcharge on award tickets. If you book a round-trip, starting in the US, you won’t pay them.
You may be thinking of surcharges on British Airways (which by default often route through the UK), or the UK Passenger Duty, which is a flat fee based on class of service for those departing the UK. French airports have significant, those less notorious, taxes as well.