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Old Oct 20, 08, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
I disagree. If the price of fuel has dropped , then the fuel surcharges should be dropped. If the fares are too low, then the actual base fares can be raised, not use fuel as a pretence

But what matters here- the price of a barrel of oil on the open market, or what AA are actually paying for the fuel? Others here know all the right places to look for this information, and I don't...but I have a strong suspicion that AA are not "reaping the benefits" of the recent drops in their fuel charges. If they're still paying a lot, does the reduction in the open market price still mandate that they drop prices? Perhaps not.

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