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Airline surcharges rivalling the cost of fares

SYDNEY, Australia - On Friday, Jetstar was levying an $8.50 ''booking and service fee'' per leg on $9 flights bought with Visa, Mastercard, Diners or American Express cards.

JAL announces international fare fuel surcharge

Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to revise up the fuel surcharges applied on all international passenger

Summer travel made more costly by airline “peak season” surcharges

DALLAS - It's not officially an airfare hike, but it might as well be.

Airline surcharges are back and target peak travel dataes

Airlines have added surcharges of $10 to $30 on popular travel dates throughout the summer, much like they did this past holiday season.

Why car-rental companies add surcharges? Because they can.

Look out for cancellation penalties. Beware of energy surcharges. And watch for facilities fees.

No end in sight for airline surcharges

Airline surcharges remain a source of mystery to some, frustration to others. A reader recently asked if we saw an end in sight:

Oil prices down, airline surcharges still exist

Oil prices are going down, but airlines aren't reducing the fees they added on because of high fuel costs.

Jet fuel’s down, but surcharges have stuck

Thai Airways' cheapest Los Angeles-Bangkok ticket last week had a $542 fuel surcharge round trip — $352 more than the airline charged a year ago.

BA follows rival airlines in cutting fuel surcharge

British Airways today reduced its fuel surcharges, bringing relief to some passengers following similar moves by rivals and a prolonged dip in the global oil price.

Airline surcharges: are they just a rip-off?

A variety of surcharges on flights and holidays have been making the headlines in the past few weeks. But what exactly do they all really mean?The soaring price of oil has resulted in British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, among others, announcing hefty rises in fuel surcharges to help cover rapidly escalating fuel bills.

Avoid airline surcharges with ease

A downward economy, soaring fuel prices, and a dollar beaten up by the British pound and the Euro. So, what do the airlines do in response? Do they raise prices? No, they initiate every conceivable surcharge, fee and rule to generate revenue.