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VintageKrug
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If you click on the graph I posted, you will see that oil has risen inexorably except for a brief and dramatic fall at the beginning of the recession, when surcharges did indeed come down:

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/transport/article4948042.ece

This is not a function of airlines overcharging, but of an increase in the price of global commodities.