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March 18, 2015

ABANTE TONITE: Fuel surcharge sa eroplano, nakakarga pa rin -- solon

Kinalampag kahapon ni LPG-MA party-list Rep. Arnel Ty ang Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB)na imbestigahan kung anong airline ang totoong nagtanggal ng fuel surcharge dahil parang hindinaman umano nagbago ang presyo ng pasahe sa eroplano.Iginiit  ito  ni  Ty  dahil  kung  totoong  inalis  na  ng  airline  ang  fuel  surcharge  ay  P500  angpinakamababang  mababawas  sa  pasahe  ng  isang  domestic  passenger  habang  P18,000  angpinakamataas na matatapyas sa pasahe ng isang international traveler.“We’ve received complaints that a number of airlines have supposedly decided to scrap their fuelsurcharge via installment, rather than all at once. Other airlines have purportedly removed thesurcharge on certain flights, but kept the extra fee on other flights,” anang kongresista.“The problem with airline ticket  pricing is the  lack of  transparency,  which the  CAB shouldaddress  to  safeguard  consumers.  In  fact,  there  are  also  complaints  of  passengers  paying foroptional insurance charges they were not aware of,” ayon kay Ty.Dahil dito, hinimok ni Ty ang CAB na utusan ang airlines na i-itemize ang lahat ng sinisingil satiket, gaya ng ginagawa ng Manila Electric Company.“Right now, we’re concerned that a number of airlines may have jacked up their base fares torecover revenues lost  owing to the removal of fuel surcharges.  This may explain why ticketprices remain elevated,” patutsada pa ng kongresista. 

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