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Another Airfare Increase: Delta Raises Prices $10 per Roundtrip

February 28, 2008 | Posted in: Airfare News,Fuel Surcharges

It happened again today: the 6th attempted system-wide airfare increase of the year.

This time, it was Delta doing the honors.

The carrier hiked airfares by $10 per roundtrip for over 18,000 of the city pairs Delta flies to.

This will affect the business traveler, and all the rest of us, as well.

What does this mean for those of us looking for cheap airfare deals? I’ll answer that, and other questions, if you just click “more”.

You should know that, 3 of the last 6 airfare hikes were widely “successful” (which we call “sticky” meaning, the prices stuck, they weren’t soon withdrawn as sometimes happens).

What’s behind these increases is the high cost of fuel, and firm demand for air travel, coupled with a limited number of seats.

BOTTOM LINE: airfare deals are going to be harder and harder to find. And prices will continue to go up.

MY ADVICE: savvy travelers should change their shopping patterns and start looking for deals earlier than they used to. And, be as flexible as possible on travel dates and time.

And use our Free Email Alerts; it’s the one way you’ll hear about the best prices, first. And when you get our alerts, jump on them! Those prices, especially these days, will not last.

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One Response to “Another Airfare Increase: Delta Raises Prices $10 per Roundtrip”

  1. Meg says:

    Have you seen the new baggage policy from US Airways? They are now only allowing ONE free bag and charging $25 for a second bag. This is incredible to me! For many people who will be traveling on vacations (especially long ones like I take at the end of each summer) this amounts to a $50 fare increase on a roundtrip ticket. This would now cost my boyfriend and I an extra $100 for roundtrip tickets if we flew US Airlines for our annual camping trip in the Pacific Northwest. This would be on top of the increased fuel surcharges and raised ticket prices. OUTRAGEOUS! My only hope is that every other airline doesn’t follow along. Can you please keep an eye on this trend???


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