Oil Prices Down But Airline Fees Remain

Airlines have added all sorts of fees to compensate for their increased oil costs recently. Now that oil has dropped, the fees are gone, right? Nope. Now that we’re all acclimated to a la carte pricing, which airlines have lusted to implement for ages, don’t expect it to be going away anytime soon. $2 fee to have the window open, $4 to have it shut.

Oil Is Cheaper, But Airline Fees Are Here to Stay [WSJ via Consumer World Blog] (Photo: Maulleigh)

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