United Announces $5 Increase to Fuel Surcharge

27th May 2004

United Airlines announced today that it has increased its existing $10 each
way fuel surcharge to $15 each way, effective immediately. “Fuel costs have reached historical highs,” said John Tague, executive
vice president - Marketing, Sales and Revenue. “Through a disciplined
process, United has made remarkable progress in reducing its overall cost
structure. Now we are being equally disciplined and responsive in making
every reasonable effort to mitigate today’s challenging fuel environment.”

The fuel surcharge applies to fares in First, Business, Unrestricted and
some discounted Economy classes, as published, for travel in the 50 United
States, Puerto Rico, the U.S Virgin Islands and Canada. The increase also
applies to all negotiated fares where the surcharge exists, for example,
Cruise and Corporate fixed fares. United is also adding the $15 fuel
surcharge on negotiated fares that do not currently have the surcharge,
such as Wholesale and Meeting fares.


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