Airlines raise fares on many US routes

DALLAS (AP) - December 29, 2010

Several airlines confirmed Tuesday that they are raising prices on many domestic routes by $10 one way and $20 per round trip, even as snowbound passengers remain stranded at New York City-area airports.

United, Continental and Delta said they're raising prices effective immediately. Travel website FareCompare.com says American is too, but the airline didn't respond to a request for comment.

Airlines posted strong profits in the third quarter, but they face rising jet fuel prices.

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