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Airlines follow Southwest lead with fare increase

Higher fuel costs prompted Southwest, followed by all the other major carriers, to raise fares across the board by $2 to $5. Read more about it at this link, and ponder one interesting factoid from the story: Fuel prices for airlines are up 12 percent since the first of the year, but are 4 percent higher than they were a year ago.

Airlines follow Southwest lead with fare increase

Higher fuel costs prompted Southwest, followed by all the other major carriers, to raise fares across the board by $2 to $5. Read more about it at this link, and ponder one interesting factoid from the story: Fuel prices for airlines are up 12 percent since the first of the year, but are 4 percent higher than they were a year ago.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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