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Expert: Dropping American Airlines Funeral Fares A “Bad Idea”

American Airlines has dropped bereavement fares. It’s a policy the Fort Worth-based airline is adopting from US Airways as the two companies complete a merger.

CBS 11–02/27/2014

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American Airlines Drops Bereavement Fares

Fort Worth-based American Airlines has ended its policy of extending special fares to passengers who must book a last-minute flight because of a relative’s death.

02/26/2014

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Lawmakers Urge Bidding For Gates In Airline Merger

Four members of Congress say that all airlines — not just low-fare carriers — should be able to bid on gates and landing rights that Fort Worth-based American Airlines and US Airways will give up after their merger.

11/22/2013

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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.

11/20/2013

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Southwest Airlines Fined Over Airfare Sales

Southwest Airlines has agreed to a $200,000 fine for running fare sales this year but not having enough seats — or even none at all — at the advertised low price.

07/31/2013

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American Airlines & Sabre Settle Lawsuit

American Airlines has settled lawsuits against Sabre in a fight over who would control distribution of information about flights and fares. The settlement was announced Wednesday.

11/01/2012

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Southwest Airlines Launches Air Fare Sale

Southwest Airlines Co. has announced discounts of up to 40 percent on some fares through mid-February.

10/09/2012

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Airline Kicks Off Service With $30 Fares To Houston

How does a $30 airline ticket to Houston sound? That’s exactly the fare available from Spirit Airlines as the company kicks off its new service from DFW Airport to Houston Intercontinental.

CBSDFW.COM–09/20/2012

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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.

08/17/2012

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United Raises Fares By Up To $10 Per Round Trip

United Airlines is raising fares within the U.S. by up to $10 per round trip, the industry’s first attempt at boosting prices in three months.

07/20/2012

A plane takes off from Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

Increasing Fuel Costs Force Airlines To Raise Fares

Airfares are headed higher this summer. Airlines blame soaring fuel prices, which could cost them billions more than last year.

02/29/2012

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Latest Attempt To Raise Airfares Stalls

The latest attempt by airlines to raise prices appears to be stalling.

02/27/2012

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