Debunking the myths behind airline fuel surcharges

Fuel surcharges are a PR exercise designed to shift blame for higher fares away from the airlines, but the reality is that consumers have been getting a great deal at airline shareholders' expense.

Virgin Australia’s move to get rid of the fuel surcharges on its flights to the US will presumably be emulated by Qantas, ending one of the sillier faux controversies of recent times.


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