Airlines Hike Rates Up To $40

American and Delta have rated rates in the face of higher fuel costs, the airlines said yesterday. US Airways and Continental did not match the hike, and United and Northwest said they are studying it.

If the other airlines don’t go along with the hike, American and Delta may be forced to roll it back. American added up to $40 to it routes depending on length, while Delta added $20 to round trip fares. Jet fuel costs are up 15% from a year ago. Hey, one more reason not to fly Delta.—MEGHANN MARCO

Round-trip tickets increased up to $40 [Chicago Tribune]
U.S. Fares Rise at Two Airlines [New York Times]