The price of my flight is shown in the picture below.
I want to understand the airline fuel fee better.
- Is it still legal to call it an "airline fuel fee"?
- Why is the airline fuel fee considered a tax?
To explain my questions:
It came to my attention that the fare price compared to the amount of taxes is unreasonably high. But the biggest chunk of taxes is one thing that isn't a tax anyway. The airline fuel fee.
I've read that the fee came from the high oil price era. The time is over and since it's not allowed to call it like that anymore, I think some airlines simply changed the name without changing the charge itself. Is it just a sloppy mistake to still use the name or is it still okay to do so?
If the fuel fee is just a label to distribute the costs on another point, why is it allowed to call a tax? Again is it just a sloppy way to write it down? All other costs in taxes are not taxes per se, but at least costs the airline has to pay and is not allowed to keep. Still the fuel fee is different.
The intention of this question is not to complain but to understand.