Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Airlines raising fares ... again

It's a new year so it must be time for airlines to raise their fares again. Yes, we know, costs for all sorts of goods and services go up and we don't report them. That's because you don't have the fare transparency in other industries you do with airlines (not to mention this is a blog about air travel). And when we talk about fare increases, we all now know that the "fare" can be only part of the cost of an airline trip these days. There are also those things called taxes and fees, both government and airline imposed. Read more about the fares in a USA Today story.

Airlines raising fares ... again

It's a new year so it must be time for airlines to raise their fares again. Yes, we know, costs for all sorts of goods and services go up and we don't report them. That's because you don't  have the fare transparency in other industries you do with airlines (not to mention this is a blog about air travel). And when we talk about fare increases, we all now know that the "fare" can be only part of the cost of an airline trip these days. There are also those things called taxes and fees, both government and airline imposed. Read more about the fares in a USA Today story.

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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