Oil is down, but U.S. airlines’ fuel surcharges and fees aren’t. Of course, the relationship isn’t linear. After all, fuel isn’t their only expense. And even if we limit discussion to the fuel, airlines hedge the cost, and...

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Categorized in: airfare, fuel surcharges

United’s stock briefly sinks to a penny on accidental republication of 2002 bankruptcy article Some folks with sell stops got taken to the cleaners yesterday, and someone with a low-ball limit order made a ton of cash. (Not me, alas. For the...

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12
Aug
2008

I’ve been in South Carolina these past few days. When the Lundberg Survey of gasoline prices in the United States comes out, South Carolina is often near the bottom. (Tulsa, Oklahoma was last week’s winner.) But falling oil prices...

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Categorized in: airlines, fuel surcharges

A recent article on fuel surcharges offers a hypothetical scenario of what consumers might expect in coming months or years: “If fuel continues at this level, you may have a situation where an airline prices a ticket absent fuel,” said...

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20
Oct
2006
Posted by: Mark Ashley

Update: No kowtowing to teetotaling taxicabs Remember the cabdrivers who were refusing to transport passengers from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport if they suspected the traveler was carrying alcohol? The airports commission has wisely...

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12
Oct
2006
Posted by: Mark Ashley

Around the world, the issue of fuel surcharges has been getting a bit of press, and increasingly, its day in court. In New Zealand, Qantas got nailed with a fine for false advertising, thanks to 122 convictions of “not disclosing the full...

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