Holiday air travel surcharges

October 7, 2009 3:55:45 PM PDT
If you're planning to fly right around the holidays, better pinch your pennies right now.

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Several major airlines are adding a $10 surcharge for travel on busy days around the holidays.

Last month, airlines added the charge to flights on the Sunday after Thanksgiving as well as January 2 and 3.

Now they've extended those fees to ten other days around the holidays.

However, discounters like Southwest appear to be avoiding the surcharges at least for now.

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