If fuel costs are lower, what’s keeping airfares sky-high?

If fuel prices are so low, why are air fares so high? And will prices ever return to Earth?
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As price of jet fuel plummets, airline surcharges defy gravity

They make us pay for our first checked bag. They invent new fees. They slap outrageous fuel “surcharges” on to the price of our ticket.

Why? Airlines say it’s because fuel costs are out of control.

What nonsense. The price of jet fuel is actually coming down, according to the Energy Information Administration (see chart, above).

I told you that this was never about fuel costs, and it looks as if I’m right. It’s just a money grab.