State of the Airlines

Monday, February 28, 2005

NEWS: Air Fares Rising - Finally

It would seem the major airlines are finally venturing to raise airfares in response to the continuing torment of high fuel costs. Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and America West Airlines have all raised ticket prices. However, US Airways, United Airlines and Continental have not followed suit yet. We are not talking a huge increase either. Northwest, for example, will add $5 or $10 to ticket based on the length of the flight. But only time will tell if the majors will stick with the increase or back out of it.