Fuel surcharges dropping

It seems that the recent retreat of fuel prices is allowing more airlines to cut their fuel surcharges.  It is not across the board by any sense, but more and more airlines seem to be getting in the spirit, though none of them are US-based carriers.

This week’s airline announcing a cut in fuel surcharges is bmi.  They’ve removed all fuel surcharges for flights within the UK and Europe.  Of course, the fuel surcharge on those flights was minimal – generally around £5 – so it isn’t that great a cut.  The long-haul routes continue to have ridiculously high fuel surcharges – as high as £271 between Las Vegas and Manchester – so that will still take a pretty big bite out of the travel budget.

But each step in that direction is a good one.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.