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Airline Travel Grows Even More Expensive

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United Airlines is imposing another fuel surcharge.

The airline plans to hit passengers with a $10 surcharge each way on most domestic flights. It’s the airline’s third fuel surcharge in effect now.

Spokesman Jeff Kovick says the airline needs to take “aggressive action” to counter record fuel prices and a weakening economy.

The airline also plans to end regional service between Bloomington, Illinois, and Chicago starting November 2. It currently operates three flights a day between the cities.

To bring in more cash, the airline plans to test the sale of jumbo bags of snacks for $3. Some other airlines are already selling these larger snack packs. United will still give out small bags of pretzels for free, as well as juices and soda. But Kovick says that could change.

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