United, Delta, Continental raise fares by $10-$20

By Associated Press
Posted Dec. 28, 2010 at 2:24 p.m.

Passengers whose travel plans were wrecked this week when thousands of flights were canceled might not want to hear it, but airfares are going up again.

Several airlines confirmed Tuesday that they are raising prices on many domestic routes by $10 one way and $20 per round trip, even as snowbound passengers remain stranded at New York City-area airports.

United, Continental and Delta said they’re raising prices effective immediately. Travel Web site FareCompare.com says American is too, but the airline didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Airlines posted strong profits in the third quarter, but they face rising jet fuel prices.

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  1. joe1 Dec. 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    S O U T H W E S T !!! the only answer. when your legacy business model sucks. too bad. UAUA all can go bye bye for all i care

  2. Gerry Dec. 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Who cares?

  3. MarkRG Dec. 29, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    S O U T H W E S T is part of the problem.

    Don’t forget:

    Their ‘deal’ they had for artificially low jet fuel prices IS running out, that’s why they could force the market lower in the past. That is ending.

    Their merger with Airtran that eliminated any significant competition at a large number of airports across the country.