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Airline Ticket Fuel Surcharge Watch

October 10, 2008 | Posted in:

As the price of oil has tumbled from just under $150/barrel to just over $60/barrel we are seeing mixed signals on the dropping of fuel surcharges on airline tickets – especially by U.S. based airlines.

Who will be the first U.S. airline to lead the pack in reducing fuel surcharges? – we’ll continue to update this timeline with fuel surcharge news in the coming weeks and months as the global financial crisis unfolds dragging along athe price of oil and our domestic airlines:

Date

Oil Price Per Barrel

Announcement

14-Jul-08

$145.16

All Time High for West Texas Intermediate Crude
31-Jul-08

$124.17

Westjet Warning Demand Dropping Due to Fuel Surcharges
07-Aug-08

$119.84

British Airways Drops Fuel Surcharge on Cargo
07-Aug-08

$119.84

Police Want to Charge Speeders a Fuel Surcharge
12-Aug-08

$113.10

Northwest Airlines Cargo Decrease in Fuel Surcharge
18-Aug-08

$112.92

ANA Sets Ceiling on Fuel Surcharges
20-Aug-08

$115.48

Emirates Lowers Cargo Fuel Surcharges
22-Aug-08

$114.48

British Airways Drops Cargo Fuel Surcharge
04-Sep-08

$107.99

Air France / KLM Cut Fuel Surcharges
05-Sep-08

$106.47

Taiwanese Airlines Cut Fuel Surcharges
08-Sep-08

$106.35

Singapore Airlines Slashes Fuel Surcharges
10-Sep-08

$102.66

U.S. Airlines Not Planning to Cut Fuel Surcharges
11-Sep-08

$100.95

Lufthansa Reduces Fuel Surcharges
16-Sep-08

$91.49

Vietnam Airlines Cuts Fuel Surcharges
18-Sep-08

$97.50

Air Canada Folds Fuel Surcharge into Base Airfare
18-Sep-08

$97.50

WestJet Eliminates Fuel Surcharges
18-Sep-08

$97.50

FareCompare.com Domestic U.S. Fuel Surcharge Report
18-Sep-08

$97.50

Drug Dealers Start Charging Fuel Surcharge
21-Sep-08

$104.05

El Al Airlines Cuts Fuel Surcharges
26-Sep-08

$106.77

Indonesian Airlines Reduce Fuel Surcharges
26-Sep-08

$106.77

Cathay Pacific Cuts Fuel Surcharges
5-Oct-08

$93.91

Thai Airways Cuts Fuel Surcharges
6-Oct-08

$88.15

Malaysia Airlines Lowers Fuel Surcharge
8-Oct-08

$88.91

Qantas Cuts Fuel Surcharge
9-Oct-08

$86.59

Northwest Airlines Cargo Reducing Fuel Surcharge
10-Oct-08

$77.44

Bangkok Airways Reduces Fuel Surcharge
14-Oct-08

$78.69

Virgin Atlantic Reduces Fuel Surcharges
15-Oct-08

$74.38

British Airways Matches Fuel Surcharge Cut by Virgin Atlantic
15-Oct-08

$74.38

Lufthansa Cuts Fuel Surcharge
20-Oct-08

$74.08

New Jersey Senator Calls on U.S. Airlines to Cut Fuel Surcharges
22-Oct-08

$74.38

U.S. Airlines Cut Fuel Surcharge by 15-20% on 60% of routes
22-Oct-08

$74.38

Swiss Airlines Cuts Fuel Surcharge
28-Oct-08

$62.73

Jet Fuel is Down but Surcharges Have Stuck
28-Oct-08

$62.73

Austrian Airlines Cuts Fuel Surcharge
28-Oct-08

$62.73

Majority of Domestic Airfares Have Fuel Surcharge
28-Oct-08

$62.73

Thai Airlines Cuts Fuel Surcharge
29-Oct-08

$XX

Aer Lingus Cuts Fuel Surcharge
4-Nov-08

$XX

Singapore Airlines Cuts Fuel Surcharge
4-Nov-08

$XX

British Midland Cuts Fuel Surcharge
4-Nov-08

$70.38

Oil up nearly 11 percent on Saudi supply cuts