$40 Airline Surcharge Rolls Forward After $50 Surcharge Rolls Back

Seeing that a $50 fuel surcharge wouldn’t stick, airlines backed down from it, only for most of them to roll out a $40 surcharge. As of now, of the legacy carriers, only Northwest and US Airways have yet to match the increases. Based on how these things trend, airfare bloodhound Rick Seaney expects Northwest and US Airways to pricematch over the weekend. So, if you like flying either of those two airlines as opposed to the budget airlines, buy your tickets now.

United & Continental Match $40 Roundtrip Airline Ticket Fuel Surcharge [Rick Seaney]
PREVIOUSLY: Everyone But Northwest Matches $50 Fuel Surcharge
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