Saturday, December 27, 2014

Will US Airways' 5 percent surcharge stick?

One of the better air fare prognosicators, Rick Seaney of FareCompare.com, has a provocative post today on US Airways and its 5 percent surcharge for travel next summer in case fuel prices go up. No other airlines have matched it yet, indicating they're not so sure it's a good idea. Here's Seaney's view ...

Will US Airways' 5 percent surcharge stick?

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One of the better air fare prognosicators, Rick Seaney of FareCompare.com, has a provocative post today on US Airways and its 5 percent surcharge for travel next summer in case fuel prices go up. No other airlines have matched it yet, indicating they're not so sure it's a good idea. Here's Seaney's view ... 

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