Rising fares may make flying unaffordable for some

08/4/2008 | USA Today

Soaring air fares could soon mean that only the rich will be able to travel on commercial airlines, experts say. Domestic fares are now up between 12% and 15% this summer. On some routes, fares have climbed 200%. Meanwhile, carriers say they must raise fares to offset the soaring cost of jet fuel. They also note that sale fares remain available on some routes.

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