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Fare war continues to California

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on July 29, 2008 at 10:33 am |
July 29, 2008 10:33 am

The fare war between Alaska Airlines and two new entrants in the Seattle-Southern California shuttle business continues into the fall.

Both JetBlue, which flies between Long Beach and Sea-Tac and Virgin America, which flies Los Angeles-Seattle, have posted discount fares for the fall, and Alaska has generally matched them.

Despite airline price rises throughout the domestic route structure, you can still buy a Sea-Tac LAX or Long Beach trip for a little more than $200 on some days.

United Airlines, the other incumbent carrier in the California-Seattle business, is cutting back flights and appears to be raising fares to cope with higher fuel prices.

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