British Airways will just have to take today's news - landing a
£121.5 million £270 million fine for fixing fuel surcharges - on the chin.
One suspects it will be open-season for those waiting years to have a pop at the UK's main carrier. The Guardian has some analysis here.
Within an hour or so of the Office of Fair Trading's ruling, Travelsupermarket.com emailed with this, penned by their flights manager, Bob Atkinson:
“We have lived with high prices for oil for several years now, so there is no excuse for airlines struggling to incorporate fluctuations into their fares.Kevin May, editor, Travolution
"Travelsupermarket.com calls on all airlines to absorb fuel charges within their pricing to increase transparency, as some of the low cost airlines already do. This makes pricing simpler and clearer for the customer.
“Travelsupermarket.com is opposed to any airlines colluding over prices. We support the work of the Office of Fair Trading to police the industry.”
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