Everyone But Northwest Matches $50 Fuel Surcharge

All of the legacy airlines, with the exception of Northwest, have matched United Airlines $50 roundtrip fuel surcharge announced Friday. Airfare maven Rick Seaney says that Northwest is usually the last one in when it comes to price increases, but if they don’t follow suit by tomorrow, then the other airline could begin to wobble and drop the surcharge.

Seems kind of unfair that everyone gets charged the same, regardless of how long their flights are. What about prorating it based on how much fuel is actually getting used on the flight?

Northwest Airlines – Lone Holdout on the $50 Roundtrip Airline Ticket Fuel Surcharge [Rick Seaney]
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