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Airlines raise most fares

Tennessean -- A 3-month break from airfare hikes has ended.

United Airlines led the latest price increase of $4 to $10, depending on routes, late last week.

JetBlue Airways and Virgin America started raising fares Thursday. Southwest followed over the weekend. And it didn’t take long for network carriers Delta, American and US Airways to follow.

The latest increase comes even as airlines have moved up fall fare sales that traditionally weren’t available until the beginning of the school year. Starting Aug. 20, many airlines are planning to slash fares on their cheapest domestic seats by 10% to 20% on some routes for the fall, which traditionally is the slowest time of the year for air travel.

“Airlines only raise fares when the competition does the same and they feel consumers won’t balk,” said Rick


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Submitted Jul 26, 2012 By: DellDude2
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lvskyguy
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 3:10:17 PM

Yes! Spirit especially! They charge for the Ticket Agent to print a Boarding Pass! $100 for a Gate Check Bag! Charge, charge charge! Advertise $9.99 Fares IF you are a Spirit Member and end result is over $100! All this for smaller seating too. Talk about "cattle!" Definite Buyer Beware! Everyone needs to do research before booking. All this garbage of letting people PURCHASE only what their needs require is a total crock! Sad thing is the Business Travelers do not care because companies pay for their travel! The average traveler is penalized with the continual ridiculous add-on fees. And, we are still charged for Internet Bookings. It is GREED and the poor Airline Employees do not get annual raises???? Stop using increased Fuel Surcharges as an EXCUSE! Even when looking at Virgin Atlantic, click on the "Fare Breakdown" and you will see the Fuel Charge TWICE the amount of the Fare itself! There are less flights mow more than ever, so therefore, with a decrease in Flight Schedules, sure it looks like people are travelling more now because the flights are sold out. DUH! Do your homework before booking - or drive, take a train - better stay home! So tired of the GREED everywhere we turn around!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 5:49:38 AM

no surprise. And no reason. Fuel has been low. Consumers SHOULD balk.
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 2:43:04 PM

Thank you for posting.
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dbecks44
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 7:19:39 AM

Always was cheaper to drive . . .
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RONALD777
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 5:45:04 PM

Still lots of good deals out there if you look for them.
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:25:18 AM

Thank you for posting.
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 7:51:18 AM

it's a study on fast fast they can ruin the airline industry.
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Wizrd03
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 5:07:17 AM

Tell us what you really think of the TSA Tomok...
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Blismo
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 2:41:03 AM

wow
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:54:00 AM

Airlines will do what Big Oil does - whatever they want. The airlines and Big oil will maintain their profits without regard to your well being or your possible economic problems.
Don't use the airlines anyway, you will not be exposed to TSA body grouping and no stupid, retarded, unnecessary and very personal inspections either. The TSA are and must employ degenerate and immoral people that like to touch other people in certain ways that no civil and up standing moral person would ever do and be able to get away with it too. Let's have 'coming out of the closet' Barry go through the TSA inspection lines a few times and see how he feels about it.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:38:15 PM

Stay home.
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bston
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:34:55 PM

My husband doesn't want to fly anymore because of the security regulations & too much privacy invasion.
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DellDude2
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:34:41 PM

MidNJ wrote:

"I agree, and wonder why this article has 52 votes."

Jrsva answered the first part of your question. And now for my next trick -- poof! 53 votes >:-)

[Edited by: DellDude2 at 7/27/2012 12:36:05 AM EST]
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:14:24 PM

Prices seldon ever go down.

[Edited by: rahcat at 7/27/2012 12:14:56 AM EST]
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miser709
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:13:47 PM

Don't care, don't fly.
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Jeannemarie
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:13:16 PM

forever and ever but it is still not an overly expensive way to travel - lots of people don't realize what they get for their buck. I have been saving frequent flyer miles forever and I use them for upgrades to business or first class - yum, well worth it when you are not able to dash around like a youngster anymore.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:11:12 PM

Ok
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:10:46 PM

Go back to flying Prop planes. Use much less fuel.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:10:29 PM

bound to happen.
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hank1326
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:09:42 PM

And the economic recovery is nowhere in sight.
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Ahking
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:09:15 PM

the fare raise genie is out of the bottle.
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:07:51 PM

Again,

I bought tickets from Newark to Las Vegas for $279 dollars just a few days ago.

Cheap air prices are out there, as are cheaper gas prices.

Explore and experience.

Those who continually are nay-sayers exist, but do you really want to believe their reality????
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2bigtanks
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:07:10 PM

Doing what they must to keep the bottom line. Can't fly for free.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:07:04 PM

It was inevitable with all the mergers and acquisitions of smaller start-ups.

It's cheaper to buy some new outfits when you get to your destination, then give them away, versus getting whacked twice for an extra bag.
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:06:26 PM

This article is still up?
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:06:11 PM

Sigh!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:05:29 PM

Figures
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:04:33 PM

What else is new?
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:03:27 PM

I don't laugh any more at the old-timers pedaling adult trikes.
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regout
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:03:15 PM

Fuel is too costly.
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1fulltank
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:02:34 PM

They're just doing "what's necessary".
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:01:49 PM

Clermont40miles you posted;

Stay home!

No, No, No!!!

Travel and explore our world.

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joel27nc
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:01:39 PM

They SUCK!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:00:23 PM

Gotta pay for all that fuel somehow.
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crazycow2332
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:56:50 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:56:27 PM

We don't work for free, do you?
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:53:28 PM

Honestly, I'm so busy working to make ends meet and working on the house to make it worth more, I just can't afford to fly anywhere.

Therefore, I couldn't care less if airline prices doubled!
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mrbee
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:53:02 PM

Don't care, don't fly.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:52:47 PM

Stay home.
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brutherruther
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:50:55 PM

Ok
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us4usa
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:49:49 PM

Stopped flying 7 years ago...
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:49:23 PM

OK
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tco9436
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:49:11 PM

You can't travel cheap anyway these days
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30mpg80
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:44:01 PM

4 to 10 dollars more for defying gravity? Sounds like a bargain!
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:43:50 PM

“How does this relate to gas prices for cars???”

Why do you ask, Serrog? (and Mstearno)   Airplanes use petroleum fuel (lots of it) so anything that affects air travel affects the energy market. Have you read the guidelines for GB news posting? It would be good to do that before complaining.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:41:43 PM

Anyone really surprised
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:40:29 PM

Seat prices go up as fuel price comes down? Figure that!
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:39:49 PM

Interesting comments so far.

My question is -- Who voted this up to the top story of the day???

???????????????

Perhaps we must explore why articles are voted to the top and the question of "voter fraud"
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:33:36 PM

why not----
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Chris46
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:33:34 PM

Greed in our beloved airline industry? Say it isn't so, Joe!
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