Why You're Still Paying Fuel Surcharges After the Oil Crash

Zombie fuel fees maintain a grip on airlines and other companies.

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The collapsing price of oil that has upended the global economy has also caused understandable rejoicing at transportation companies, where big savings from cheap fuel will inevitably show up in the bottom line. Yet many of the surcharges that truckers, railroads, and—especially—airlines tacked on during the years of expensive oil have proven resilient. Travelers and other customers are still paying these zombie fuel fees even now, with crude at $32 per barrel. 

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