Japan Airlines will change the method for collecting the fuel surcharge on tickets issued in Australia
and departing from Australia from 25 April 2012 onwards.
Current Method: Collected as a YQ tax amount.
New Method: Collected as a Q-surcharge amount in the fare calculation line.
There is no change to the amount required, and this will continue to be advised every two months
as usual. For itineraries not departing Australia, the YQ method will continue to be used.
Gross Published Fares:
Due to this change, the fuel surcharge amount will be included in the gross fare amount shown on
the ticket. This means that the fuel surcharge amount will be commissionable from this
date when selling gross published fares.
Your GDS will be updated to reflect this change and will quote the required amount automatically.
When issuing a net fare, ensure that the Q-surcharge amount is collected on top of the net fare
amount, i.e. collect the net fare plus the current Q-surcharge amount(s) (NUC amount multiplied by
Example: SYD-TYO-HKG-TYO-SYD with a gross fare of AUD9494 (AUD8918 + AUD576 Fuel
Surcharge Q-surcharge), net fare should be the applicable net fare amount shown in the tariff plus
AUD576 for the fuel surcharge. In this case the amount is non-commissionable as net fares are
If you have any queries regarding this change, please contact the agency service desk on
1300-359-525, your JAL sales rep or the marketing section on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source = Japan Airlines