United announces it’s raising air fares
United Airlines is raising fares within the U.S. by up to $10 per round trip, the industry’s first attempt at boosting prices in three months.
United said Friday that it raised prices by between $4 and $10 per round trip.
Fare increases don’t always stick. United could be forced to roll back the increase if other airlines don’t match it in the next few days. Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare. com, said United’s increase was the seventh attempt by U.S. airlines to raise prices this year – three have stuck while four were rolled back.