Higher fuel costs push air fares up again

You're payijng more to fill your gas tank and airlines are paying more for jet fuel, prompting carriers to raise their base fares again, according to this AP story. As the story points out, many fare increases can be followed by fare sales, so the average fare in 2011, despite a dozen increases in the base prices, was up 7 percent at Southwest, the largest carrier in passengers carried.

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