Rising costs have airline exec imagining itemized fuel fees

Spillman, Benjamin
July 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);7/14/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 28, pP4
The article discusses a strategy considered by Maurice Gallagher, the president of Las Vegas, Nevada-based Allegiant Air to separate the price of fuel from airfare, similar to how airlines itemize fees for checked bags or an assigned seat. Gallager's idea is for passengers to pay a fare when they book a flight and then pay a separate charge based on the price of oil at the time they show up at the airport. According to Gallagher, it is time for airlines to make changes that will put revenue in line with the cost of doing business.


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