Qantas and Emirates passengers travelling internationally will be hit with a $25 surcharge for the privilege of flying on many of the popular weekend flights.
As of May 15, all Qantas and Emirates flights leaving Australia on a Friday or Saturday will be slugged with a $25 surcharge (except those to Singapore, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur).
However, no matter where you’re travelling to, if you’re doing so with Qantas on a Saturday or Sunday the $25 weekend surcharge will apply. And Emirates flights to Thailand will also be subject to the weekend surcharge on Fridays and Saturdays.
Qantas has also outlined the introduction of what it calls a ‘Q Surcharge’, a $200 peak season fare surcharge for flights on routes to the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, during certain peak periods. Passengers booking tickets for these routes for travel between 19-28 June, 21 August - 6 September and 12-23 December will all be affected.
Customers will see the surcharges by way of increased prices for tickets booked and ticketed as of tomorrow, 15 May.
The airline has recently made a number of changes such as axing child and senior concessions on full fares for domestic flights and reducing the number of frequent flyer points earned on cheaper fares.