I think it’s a load of c**p, but is there anything that we can do? From what I have been reading, it seems that airlines are going to be adding a fee to ticket prices for flights on the busiest days of the year. This means that those who are planning on going on a trip at Christmas and similar holidays will have to cough up more money.
Travelers looking to fly on the busiest days of the year will see new sky-high prices on airfare, after multiple airlines decided to add a new $10 surcharge for popular travel dates this winter.
American Airlines first created the surcharge for domestic flights for the Sunday following Thanksgiving and the weekend of Jan. 2-3-, the dates during which many Americans will be returning home from Christmas and New Year’s trips.
United Airlines and Delta followed American Airlines, announcing they would impose the same surcharge, BusinessWeek reported.
JetBlue, Continental, Southwest, Alaska Airlines and AirTran have not announced that they will match the $10 fee for their tickets.
That is really upsetting news! I mean, people are already all stoked about traveling during the holidays. They probably have made plans to visit friends and family whom they haven’t seen in a long time. Now all these airlines are going to impose a surcharge? Why? Why would they want to discourage people from traveling? The only reason I can think of is that they want to have more money.