Articles tagged “airline fares”

U.S. Airlines Target Fares and Fees as They Try to Recoup Higher Fuel Costs

U.S. Airlines Target Fares and Fees as They Try to Recoup Higher Fuel Costs

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Fuel prices are rising, and airlines must recoup higher costs. We understand that. But we think airlines should raise fares, not fees. The good news for travelers is that fares go up and down depending on an airline's costs and competitive pressure. But fees only go in one direction — up. Higher fees will be with us forever, including when fuel is cheap again.

10 months ago