Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Fuel Prices Drop, But Most Airlines Keep Surcharge  
User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3856 posts, RR: 34
Posted (12 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Saw this Associated Press article in the Dallas Morning News today:

Most airlines opting to keep fuel surcharge
Despite drop in prices, carriers say fee is needed to offset losses
11/28/2001

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/stories/STORY.ea70e4fc29.b0.af.0.a4.76ff7.html

This reminds me of the federal government. Initially federal income taxes were supposed to be temporary, to help pay for the costs of World War II, but of course, that war ended 56 years ago and we're still paying.

I understand that most of the airlines are losing money, but they should just drop the fuel surcharges and raise the basic ticket price. To me, this is just another example of how airlines gouge passengers on cit pairs where they don't compete with Southwest.

To Delta's credit, at least they only charge $10.00 per one-way ticket as opposed to $20.00 that most of the other airlines charge.

The above article mentions that Southwest is the only major airline that doesn't have a fuel surcharge. What about some of the smaller airlines like jetBlue and Frontier?

LoneStarMike

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Fuel Prices To Kill Off Airlines Soon? posted Sat Aug 14 2004 00:13:26 by Udo
Freighter Airlines And High Fuel Prices posted Sat Jul 29 2006 19:15:42 by WN230
Fuel Prices Effect On Airlines? posted Sat May 20 2006 23:02:44 by DYK
Fuel Prices For Airlines From Oil-Producing States posted Wed Jan 11 2006 16:33:23 by IAD777
Rising Fuel Prices Forcing Airlines To Act posted Tue Mar 29 2005 17:00:17 by GoogleBoy
Most Airlines At Single Airport... posted Thu Dec 7 2006 19:15:58 by ZschocheImages
Do Airlines Keep Spare Planes? posted Wed Nov 22 2006 14:45:59 by JAM747
Higher Fuel Prices Leading To Younger Fleets? posted Mon Oct 23 2006 07:06:10 by Baron95
What Route Has The Most Airlines Flying? posted Sat Sep 9 2006 14:05:18 by NewYorkCityBoi
Fuel Prices In Caracas (CCS), Good Refueling Stop? posted Sun Jul 9 2006 05:05:32 by Baron95