WBEZ | airfares http://www.wbez.org/tags/airfares Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en United, Continental raising airfares http://www.wbez.org/story/airfares/united-continental-raising-airfares-84045 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/images/cityroom/cityroom_20090630_newsintern_2114625_Unit_large.png" alt="" /><p><p>United and Continental airlines are raising fares on many U.S. routes by $10 per round trip. The increase was confirmed Monday by Mike Trevino, a spokesman for the airlines.</p><p>U.S. airlines have raised fares at least a half-dozen times this year as they try to offset rising jet fuel costs.</p><p>The last attempt failed when other airlines decided not to follow American Airlines when it raised prices earlier this month, also by $10 per round trip.</p><p>Rick Seaney, CEO of travel website FareCompare.com, said consumers also got a break last week when U.S. airlines offered more discount seats for early-summer travel. Still, he said, cheap seats will be harder to find this year.</p></p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/airfares/united-continental-raising-airfares-84045