Ancillary Charge

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Ancillary Charge

Any cost or other expense involved in a transaction but not directly related to it. For example, one may see a concert ticket advertised for $13 (no sales tax) but actually spend $30 on the ticket because of convenience and processing fees. Those fees are collectively called ancillary charges
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ARC said it has been EMD-ready since 2010 to accommodate various ancillary charges within a single transaction and link them to multiple legs of an airline ticket.
The decision came as Ryanair announced a 20% surge in ancillary charges - that's everything from baggage fees and on-board food to car hire and accommodation - in the final three months of 2010.
With Rewarding Events, members will earn points on qualifying charges such as guest room blocks, meeting room rental, catering, audio visual and contracted ancillary charges for spa and golf.
As low cost airlines engage in more price sensitive competition, their limited exposure to yield attrition has seen passenger revenues come under pressure despite increased volumes forcing some to generate revenue through ancillary charges, now seen as a big source of their overall income.
RYANAIR makes virtually all of its profit from what it calls ancillary charges.
ARC said it has been EMD-ready since 2010, prepared to accommodate various ancillary charges within a single transaction and link them to multiple legs of an airline ticket.
That is not to mention the wasted travel expenses incurred by owners, trainers, jockeys, racecourse personnel and officials, and the ancillary charges associated with staging a race meeting, none of which can be recouped.
A Flybe spokesman said the airline had been fully engaged with the OFT and the Civil Aviation Authority to ensure that ancillary charges, including card surcharges, were clear from stage one of the booking process.
You need to be cautious and make sure you're comparing apples to apples because the ancillary charges can add up.
Ancillary charges such as inland transportation, recovery of cargo containers, surcharge for loading, branch liners, and maintenance rose about 8% year on year, stressing shipping liners' operations.
The increase is effective Jun 10 and will be levied on less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL) rates, and other ancillary charges.
Ryanair benefited from an increase in ancillary charges, particularly the roll-out of advance booking for specific seats across the network, allowing passengers to bypass a rush at departure gates.