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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. fxh

    fxh Distinguished Member

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    Now thats the sort of thinking I like - give that bloke an extra Tim-Tam at morning tea.

    Or just get into a mates computer in brazil and book it - or VPN - or....
     


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    If Qantas fix the bug that results in these cheap fares, then it won't matter whether you use a Brazilian IP or not. It's not related to that.
     


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    Hmmm... I wonder if the work-around simply avoids the payment of taxes (such as airport levies and international passenger charges, which are paid to the airport and to the government, respectively), or whether it also avoids the payment of the rort known as a fuel surcharge, which often seems to be used by airlines as a way to increase fare prices by stealth.
     


  4. lachyzee

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    That's exactly right. What you are avoiding is fuel surcharge, not govt. taxes. The government is getting their cut, so they don't care.

    A further post on the subject:

    Daniel,

    Sorry but this is incorrect, you have to be careful with the language here. These fares do include all the government mandated taxes of travelling between the two destinations you have selected.

    What brazil has banned is the charging of fuel surcharges. This is NOT a tax. This surcharge goes directly on to the carriers bottom line. So smart airlines have to file a higher airfare in Brazil inclusive of all charges. Emirates historically has not charged fuel surcharges and just quotes the fare+government taxes.

    You are legitimately buying an advertised fare inclusive of all required government taxes. If Qantas is silly enough to stay down this road of exorbitant fuel surcharges (which are an everyday cost of running an airline) that is their decision, but the Brazilian government won't allow it.

    Here is the ozbargain thread discussing all of this:

    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/100517

    Anyway, best to get in while the getting is good. Asia Sale ends today...http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/air...ght-specials/from-melbourne/economy/global/en
     
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    Matt had his picture taken for Broadsheet this morning - nothing like avoiding the rain

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    Lachye

    Did you see this?

     


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    Yup I did, but I balance one bad experience against the many other people who have had success.

    Both myself and my girlfriend have been issued tickets by Qantas so I think we will be fine. If they were going to review it, it would be before tickets are issued.
     
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    Good to see that you've upped his pay and he can now afford socks.
     


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    Just a heads up mate, nearly all ticketing is completely automated.

    Given the contract-within-a-contract nature of airline tickets, Qantas are well within their rights to charge you the fuel surcharge between now and the date of departure.

    Ideally they won't as it's bad PR, but they can.

    Great job on the ticketing from brazil though! Very inventive. Abuse while you can :D
     


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    Lol he dresses himself and it's cold outside
     


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    Yes you're right, certainly it's not without risks. According to the T&Cs they can cancel at any time. However, we aren't doing anything wrong, and are paying all govt taxes - the only thing we are doing is booking via an alternative travel site. Didn't I tell you all I speak Portuguese? :nodding:
     


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    I wore suede chukkas with dainite soles in the rain today. A quick brush when I got home and they are as good as new.
     


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