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Look out! Here comes electronic fuel metering

Karen Freeman thought that she’d returned her Chrysler 200 Sedan to the Richmond airport with a full tank. She thought wrong.

A $93 “top off” charge for my rental car?

Danny Griffin just received a $93 bill from Hertz for refueling his rental car. But wait, didn't the company give him a receipt that verified his tank was full when he returned the vehicle? Yes, but that doesn't make any difference.

Ridiculous or not? Airlines fall in love with fuel surcharges all over again

When Sylvia Dawson tried to book airline tickets from New York to London for a group traveling next month, she was taken aback by the fare.

Ridiculous or not? When a “fuel surcharge” costs more than an airline ticket

When Walter Nissen signed up for a British Airways Chase Visa card recently, he though he’d be jetting off to London after earning just 50,000 miles.

Weekend survey: Are the latest fare hikes fair?

Here's a question I've been getting a lot since the beginning of the year: Are the current round of airfare hikes justified?

Ridiculous or not? Allegiant proposes new airfare that changes before the date of travel

If you've ever asked yourself, "What will they think of next?" then here's one possible answer: How about an airline ticket price that rises or falls with the price of fuel?

If fuel costs are under control, then why are airlines stalling?

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics has some fresh numbers this morning that suggest airlines are no longer spending a fortune on fuel. Last August, domestic carriers spent an average of $2.02 per gallon on fuel -- up from $1.90 a gallon the previous month, but down dramatically from the $3.54 in August 2008.
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