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Topic - Rick Seaney
The nation's hard-pressed air travelers won a rare victory at the ticket counter this month as top carriers were forced to suspend a new round of price hikes - for now.
Southwest Airlines Co. has joined a sweeping increase of $10 in the price of many domestic round-trip airfares, citing the need to offset high fuel prices.
"The base fare may not be much higher, but because of the add-ons, it feels worse," said Rick Seaney, CEO of travel site FareCompare.com.
Seaney added that airlines are also pushing up fares for nonstop trips - in some cases charging 30 percent to 50 percent more for the convenience of avoiding connecting flights.