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I earlier wrote that British Airways doesn’t charge fuel surcharges for flights leaving Brazil, and that this was a good way to use Avios points for long distance travel in economy.
Well, readers have pointed out that British Airways has started charging fuel surcharges for flights leaving Brazil. Lucky has written on that as well.
Other airlines do not charge fuel surcharges on award flights leaving from Brazil and British Airways does not charge fuel surcharges on regular flights from Brazil.
I’ve read that there is a law preventing airlines from charging fuel surcharges in Brazil, but I can’t find any mention of the law or newspaper accounts via Googling. I’m guessing that’s because the article is likely in Portuguese.
Are there any readers based in Brazil or who read Portuguese who can dig out the mention of the law in Brazil which prevents airlines from charging fuel surcharges?
I’m curious to learn more about why regular flights from Brazil don’t charge fuel surcharges. If there is a law in Brazil preventing airline from charging fuel surcharges, it certainly seems that British Airways is violating that law, but I’d like to understand if there is a distinction between award tickets and regular tickets.