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Southwest Raises Airfares Skyhigh; Delta, American, United, Too!

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Look in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No… It’s our money! Flying away!

Southwest Airlines hiked its fares by $4 to $10 round trip, depending on the mileage.

Southwest's reason for raising fares were due to the rising costs costs jet fuel.

Other airlines like Delta, US Airways and American Airlines also raised their prices in what appears to be a cruel and expensive game of follow the leader.

Oh, the horror! The horror!!

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10 comments to “Southwest Raises Airfares Skyhigh; Delta, American, United, Too!”

  1. 1

    And in a shocking turn of events, the President's and CEO's of these companies are probably making a zillion dollars each year. Just saying….

  2. 2

    Thank you, President Jughead.
    Let's shut down drilling on all Federal land and off-shore rigs and kill the Keystone Piipeline.
    You know, you'd be reelected if gas cost what it did when George Bush was president…$2 gal.
    You know, you'd be reelcted if unemployment was 5%… back when GWB was president.
    You know, you'd be reelcted if there was no Obamacare…back when GWB was president.
    Don't you wish you had George Bush's record right now, President Obummer?
    The reason I love Obamacare, is having a choice is stupid.

  3. 3

    Damn that sucks but, I'd rather my pilot be happy and well paid lol

  4. 4

    As said by Ron Paul and the Wall Street Journal gas prices don't go up in respect to gold, but the dollar loses value. Inflation is the ONLY reason we keep having to pay more. Get rid of the fed and let's get on the gold standard!

  5. 5

    Oh no, 4 whole dollars? Better return Momma's car.

  6. j.no says – reply to this


    How is a $4-10 price increase sky high?

  7. Merg says – reply to this


    Could be worse!! Try flying within Canada, you don't know expensive airfare!!

  8. 8

    Well, duh, of course they're raising their rates - it's Spring break. Everyone wants to get away and the airlines know this. They do it every year.

  9. 9

    Obviously you and the commenters don't understand the airline industry. Airline ticket prices are approximately the SAME as they were in the 1980's and yet fuel prices are now quadruple what they were then. Southwest is LOSING money despite their low cost model only because of the fuel prices….and NO, their CEO has traditionally be at the lower end of the pay scale compared to other airline CEOs. This is about SURVIVING. And Southwest doesn't nickel and dime their customers. If you want something for nothing, take the Greyhound bus.

  10. 10

    At least Sally1965 understands the plight of the airline industry and pilots. Pilots make a pitiful measly salary. This is because of the president and the choices he has made in regard to gas prices. The airline industry is barely holding it together, no one wants to pay more for airline tickets, who is supposed to make up the tremendous gas price differences? Stop blaming the industry when they aren't the ones causing the problems, and stop blaming high salaries to happy pilots when you would be appauled at their salaries.