Last Friday, business-class airline
Silverjet suspended operations. In a press release, the
London-based carrier cited a lack of capital from its financial
backer. No future reservations will be honored. Passengers should
seek refunds from their credit card companies or travel agents.
British Airways has increased its fuel
surcharge for flights originating within the U.K.; surcharges for
markets other than the U.K. will be increased "by similar levels."
The new fees for short-haul flights were increased from £26 to £32
($51 to $62), for long-haul flights of less than nine hours from
£126 to £156 ($247 to $306) and for long-haul flights of more than
nine hours from £158 to £218 ($310 to $428).