Corporate travel managers are trying to negotiate lower prices to keep up with increasing fuel surcharges, and also for other amenities such as Wi-Fi, baggage and legroom. "Airlines can use fuel surcharges as indirect fare hikes and masquerade them as fuel surcharges," said Henry Harteveldt, co-founder of the Atmosphere Research Group. He added that prices do not seem to decline when fuel prices decrease.
Travel managers go up against airlines on surcharges
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