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BA announces further price rises to fuel surcharges.

Once again the cost of flying is set to go up according to today’s news story from the BBC. In response to the recent rise in oil prices and aviation fuel, BA has decided to pass those increased costs to its customers by increasing the fuel surcharge on long haul, World Traveller and World Traveller Plus tickets by £12 per journey sector. The increase will come into effect from Tuesday 8th February. There will be no fuel surcharge increase to any British Airways’ short haul services but First and Club World tickets will increase by £17 per sector.

This means that World Traveller flights over nine hours will increase from £76 a sector to £88. Flights of less than nine hours will increase from £63 a sector to £75 whilst First and Club World flights over nine hours will increase from £108 per sector to £125.

It’s bad news for travellers planning to head off to far flung shores, especially those who plan on taking their families with them. The fuel surcharge applies to all passengers, including children and infants travelling on British Airways operated international and domestic services.

Of course, if you’re planning a getaway it may pay to keep your feet on the ground and stick with short haul flights until oil prices settle down again. The secret to keeping it cheap may well be to stay flexible. And that means being able to take advantage of cheap deals, cheaper fuel prices and last minute offers. Or how about considering translating that once a year holiday into a few short haul breaks? Who knows how much you could save?

World First's cheap annual travel insurance policies will help when it comes to watching the pennies, especially if you’re taking your chances on last minute trips and bargain breaks. They allow you to travel any time you like without having to let us know where you’re going or paying extra. You just pay one price for the year and away you go - and you can book it easily online. And we can still provide annual family travel insurance  if one or more members of your family has a medical condition and requires medical travel insurance. No hidden extras and no need to fork out each time you hit the skies. Unlike with fuel surcharges.

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