MORE Airline Surcharge Dates – More Dates To Avoid

by brian on November 22, 2009

According to Bestfares.com, the airlines are adding more dates beyond the ones I talked about previously.

Tell your friends and family, print out this list and keep it near your computer if you’re planning on flying in the next 6 months.

If it is not immediately apparent I put in parenthesis what holiday or event is probably spurring the surcharge for those dates.

Sunday, Monday – November 29, 30, 2009

Friday, Saturday – December 18, 19, 2009

Wednesday – December 23, 2009

Saturday, Sunday – December 26, 27, 2009

Wednesday – December 30, 2009

Saturday, Sunday – January 2, 3, 2010

Friday – February 8, 2010 (Day after the Super Bowl)

Monday – February 12, 2010

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – March 7 – 10, 2010

Thursday, Friday – March 18, 19, 2010

Thursday, Friday, Saturday – March 11 – 13, 2010

Sunday – March 14, 2010

Monday – March 15, 2010

Thursday, Friday – March 18, 19, 2010

Saturday, Sunday – March 20, 21, 2010

Monday – March 22, 2010

Thursday, Friday, Saturday – March 25 – 27, 2010

Sunday – March 28, 2010

Monday – March 29, 2010

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – April 1 – 4, 2010

Monday – April 5, 2010

Thursday, Friday, Saturday – April 8 – 10, 2010 (Friday first day of Passover)

Sunday – April 11, 2010 (Easter Sunday)

Friday – May 28, 2010 (Friday before Memorial Day weekend)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

JoAnna November 22, 2009 at 9:38 PM

They might as well say every weekend and the days before and after every weekend and frequently the three days between those, too. Yeesh.

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Jeremy Jones November 22, 2009 at 10:25 PM

I think the airlines believe that any day that ends in 'y' is now a holiday. I'm already flying back from Puerto Rico on March 15th. Glad I got my ticket when I did I suppose. It wouldn't piss me off if the airlines just raised prices for all tickets rather than coming up with these stupid fees to justify it. Business is business, I don't need an airlines flimsy story to tell me why they have to raise prices. I would be unaware if my ticket raised $30 without reason and would still buy it.

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Jeremy Jones November 22, 2009 at 10:29 PM

There are only about 7 days in March that aren't on that list upon closer inspection. Whats up with that?

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brian November 22, 2009 at 10:39 PM

@JoAnna
Pretty much. Nobody wants to say we are raising prices, so they'll just call it a surcharge. I also read that because these are not part of the actual fare, they don't get taxed on it. I've got to confirm that, but it would not surprise me.

@Living the Dream
I was trying to think of why March 2010 would have so many dates. What so special about March…

Ah, yes, March Madness. The NCAA tournament runs on the dates in March and April that don't seem to have anything going on.

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