Most major airlines matched a $6 roundtrip transatlantic surcharge initiated this week - Business Travel News

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January 06, 2012 - 01:30 PM ET

Most major airlines matched a $6 roundtrip transatlantic surcharge initiated this week by Delta Air Lines and some SkyTeam partners, according to FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney. Air Canada, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, United and US Airways have added the surcharge, according to FareCompare.com data. As of Friday morning, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic were the notable holdouts, Seaney indicated. Although he and some media have attributed the increase to the EU's new Emissions Trading Scheme, airlines have not commented on their motivations, according to various press reports. 

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