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Oil will raise the price of flights

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You can still travel from Dublin to Malta for 67 euros all inclusive, or to Prague for 25 - I never flew cheaper than this - but perhaps the good times for bargain hunters on the subject of flights are coming to an end.

The economic crisis we are experiencing has made us see the price of oil in levels never seen before. The $ 140 per barrel means that it has more than doubled the value in a year. If we take into account that about 30% of the costs of any company are made up of fuel, it is not difficult to understand that the price of tickets begins to rise.

Traditional airlines begin to think about charging for services such as luggage check-in, choose a seat and others for which they already charge Ryanair or Aer Lingus. American Airlines He now charges 10 euros per bag and British Airways has made the biggest increase in its history in terms of fuel surcharge: 75 Euros per ticket on its long-distance flights.

The director of Easyjet in Germany thinks that alliances will arise between the airlines in order to survive the crisis, while Michael O'Leary - the eccentric president of Ryanair - is sure that his company - which has managed to increase by 20% profit for the first quarter thanks to its charges for services- will continue to be a leader in Europe and will be saved from burning. But, stay tuned !, because even they have announced that they will raise the price of the tickets this year by 5%, counting that they have margin with respect to their competitors.

I hope that despite the crisis, the highest prices in almost everything and other pitfalls, we all continue to find a way to travel and discover this wonderful World we have!

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