American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines Raise Fuel Surcharge $20

Grab your wallets, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have decided to raise “fuel surcharges” by $20 (round trip) reports the Associated Press. These charges now total $139 round trip on some flights.

This is Delta’s second hike in about a week:

“This is obviously a result of the current market, and fares have to reflect the cost of doing business,” spokeswoman Betsy Talton said.

Representatives for AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and UAL Corp.’s United Airlines said the carriers matched the increase on most routes Thursday.

Top 3 air carriers boost fuel charge by $20 roundtrip [AP]
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UPDATE: Betsy from Delta Airlines writes in to assure our readers that when you search for fares on Delta’s website you ” are given a total cost in the search results.”