Despite lower oil prices, airlines plan to keep surcharges

09/10/2008 | Forbes

While the price of oil has dropped to its lowest point in five months, U.S. carriers are not planning to cut fuel surcharges added to ticket prices when the price of oil was surging. "We've taken a look at it, but fuel prices are still well above what we budgeted for the year," said Michelle Aguayo-Shannon, a representative for Northwest Airlines. "We're happy fuel prices have come down, but they're still not in a manageable area."

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