The US Department of Transportation has fined Continental Airlines $120,000 for advertising ticket prices without clearly disclosing fuel surcharges that almost double the fare. US Airways has been fined $45,000 for a similar violation. Continental was selling flights from San Jose to San Salvador for $298, but when passengers began to book the seat, they found that the actual price was $538 with fuel charges. Continental claimed the violation was caused by a computer programming glitch, and immediately addressed the issue once pointed out to them by the DOT. US Airways was found by the DOT to have advertised flights
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