Two of the nation’s largest airlines, United and Continental, today raised fares by up to $14 roundtrip.
The airlines said they were upping their fares to compensate for higher fuel prices.
United raised its domestic fares by $2 to $5 each way and Continental raised its fares by $2 to $7 each way.
Those fare increases follow increases last week by Delta Air Lines and other carriers of about $5 each way. Previous attempts to raise farea industry-wide were rescinded when all carriers failed to go along.
Analysts said this round of fare increases may be sticking.