Why Don’t Airlines Lower Fuel Surcharges?

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    With oil prices down, I've been asked on a daily basis lately why airlines don't lower their fuel surcharges. In spirit, a surcharge should be temporary, to reflect an additional burden. But if you follow the way airlines impose fuel surcharges, the system seems to be that the fuel surcharges go up every time that oil prices increase, while they don't go down when the cost of oil decreases. Even with the cost of oil prices way down, fuel surcharges still make up the majority of fares in many cases. For example, take the below flight between New York and London, which has a $264 base fare, and $458 in fuel surcharges. The post Why Don’t Airlines Lower Fuel Surcharges? appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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