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Justice Department Investigating Potential Airline Collusion

A document obtained by The Associated Press shows the Justice Department is investigating whether airlines are colluding to grow at a slower pace as part of an effort to keep airfares high.


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Southwest Airlines Announces Fare Sale

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has launched a three-day fare sale for several of its destinations through the fall.


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Average U.S. Airfares Slowly Rising

The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the United States rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher than they were five years ago.


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American Airlines Testing Bidding For Upgrades

American Airlines is testing the idea of letting customers bid for upgrades to first class. Passengers can submit a bid — along with a credit card number — up to six days before the flight.


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Airline Mergers Have Already Increased Fares

Prior to 2005, there were nine major U.S. airlines. Today, just five. The government is putting its foot down by blocking the latest airline merger — but for fliers, it’s already too late.


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Key Revenue Measure Falls At Southwest Airlines

Traffic is up but a key revenue measure is down at Southwest Airlines Co., indicating that carriers are finding it harder to sell high-priced tickets.


Tourists walk along the beach of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo State, Mexico, before the arrival or Tropical Storm Rina, on October 27, 2011.  Hurricane Rina weakened Thursday to a tropical storm hours before it was expected to crash into tourist resorts dotting Mexico's Caribbean coast like Cancun and Playa del Carmen, US experts said.  AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

KRLD Travel Deal: Summer Getaways To Florida

Locations across Florida as low as $259 — and a West Coast flight to San Diego for $289!


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Southwest Adds $5 Each Way To Fare For Short Trips

Southwest Airlines Co. is raising fares on short routes by $10 per round trip, and other airlines are expected to match the increase.


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Hunting For Cheap Airfare Might Be Wasted Time

Do you ever find yourself constantly checking airfare and hotel prices, trying to get the best rate possible? Many bargain-hunting travelers do too, but it might not be worth all that effort.