Legacy airlines are pushing a proposal that would make it more difficult to compare fares. I know you’ll be shocked by this, but a number of airlines (United, American, Delta, Continental and Northwest) want to be able to exclude fuel surcharges from the fares that they advertise. Currently, the fares they advertise must include all of the revenue that they get to keep (and excludes certain taxes and other fees) Why is that a big deal? Because airlines could then publish $3 fares from New York to London, and tack on a so-called $275 "fuel surcharge." This is nonsense. Let the Department of Transportation know that you won’t stand for this crap. (Or more likely that you will stand for it because let’s be honest, they’re not going to listen to you).