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  • Welcome to the fall fare hike

    The Economist - 09/12/2011

    MOST of the travel news this week has been focussed on the bomb threat against New York and Washington and the changes to air travel since the 9/11 attacks. But flying under the radar was yet another increase to airline ticket prices. On Friday, Southwest Airlines announced that it would join other domestic carriers in raising prices for premium tickets by around $6-$10 per round-trip.