Airfares

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Why Cheaper Jet Fuel Won’t Mean Lower Fares

Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren’t likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while so many flights are already full.

01/21/2015

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Southwest Airlines Revenue Figure Rises

Southwest Airlines said that a key revenue figure rose sharply in June, which hints that the carrier was able to charge higher average fares at the start of the summer travel season.

07/10/2014

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Southwest Airlines Fined For Deceptive Ads

Southwest Airlines is being fined $200,000 for advertising a fare sale that was too good to be true. The government said that the ads violated rules on advertising airfares.

05/29/2014

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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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