Air Travel Just Got More Expensive, Again

A $5 (each way) fare hike survived through the weekend with all five major carriers adopting it, according to USAToday:

Bankrupt Delta Air Lines was the first to raise fares last week on flights within the continental United States. The move was quickly matched by rivals.

“This represents the second broad-based domestic increase, out of four attempts this year,” said JP Morgan analyst Jamie Baker in a research note.

By Sunday, the top five U.S. airlines all had raised fares.

The carriers that participated in the $5 fare hike were Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and US Airways.—MEGHANN MARCO

Airline fare hike survives the weekend [USAToday]
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