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Airlines trying to add fuel surcharges to tickets

With the price of oil on the rise, substantially, in recent months, airline fuel costs have hurt most carriers' first-quarter earnings. Now www.farecompare.com CEO Rick Seaney has detected some carriers attempting, and then withdrawing adding fuel surcharges for domestic flights. Seaney tracks what is happening on fares and fees as well as anyone around. Here's a link to his latest note about the fuel surcharges.

Airlines trying to add fuel surcharges to tickets

With the price of oil on the rise, substantially, in recent months, airline fuel costs have hurt most carriers' first-quarter earnings. Now www.farecompare.com CEO Rick Seaney has detected some carriers attempting, and then withdrawing adding fuel surcharges for domestic flights. Seaney tracks what is happening on fares and fees as well as anyone around. Here's a link to his latest note about the fuel surcharges.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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