United Airlines has raised the price for a U.S. round trip air fare by up to $10.
United confirmed the fare hike today but so far no other domestic carrier has matched it. The fare increase is from $4 to $10 depending on distance.
‘Airlines usually roll back increases if key competitors don’t match them, because many consumers will switch airlines to save even a few dollars. Baker said the fate of United’s increase would depend largely on whether Southwest matches it.
FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney said United’s fare increase doesn’t affect sale prices for off-peak winter travel that were introduced Tuesday by Southwest Airlines and matched by United and others. Those sales end Thursday night.’
This is the 12th time airlines have tried to raise fares this year. So far, only 4 have succeeded.
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