Flyers Hit With Higher Airfares and New Fees - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Flyers Hit With Higher Airfares and New Fees

Posted: Updated:

Whether you drive or fly, it's costing you more. Airfares are going up, and airlines are tacking on more fees.

Airfares have soared since the beginning of the year.  One popular discount airline has resisted the urge to raise prices... until now.

Southwest raises fares

Southwest has now joined other airlines, increasing domestic round trip fares by $10, citing the need to offset high fuel prices. It's the sixth time airlines have raised fares already this year. Farecompare.com says leisure travelers may now be paying $260 for a ticket that cost $200 on January 1.

New fees?

As fuel prices continue to rise, airlines are looking for ways to pile on more fees.  So far, the airlines have looked to boost profits by charging flyers for things such as checked bags, choice seats, and items such as snacks and pillows.  Now they're looking to add new fees for things like a seat that reclines more, insurance against weather delaying your flight, speedier security lines and early boarding.

Last year, extra fees brought in an estimated $22 billion for the airlines, or 5 percent of the industry's revenue.

Click here for the best time to buy an airline ticket.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Water Main Breaks Keeping Crews Busy in Tulsa

    Water Main Breaks Keeping Crews Busy in Tulsa

    Water filling the streets near North Memorial and LatimerWater filling the streets near North Memorial and Latimer

    Water main breaks happening all over the Tulsa metro this week have left crews scrambling to make repairs.

    More >>

    Water main breaks happening all over the Tulsa metro this week have left crews scrambling to make repairs.

    More >>
  • Pink Flamingos Popping Up In Broken Arrow Yards

    Pink Flamingos Popping Up In Broken Arrow Yards

    Pink flamingos are taking over the city of Broken Arrow,Plastic lawn ornaments are popping up around town.It's part of a fundraiser for the Community Playhouse.Basically you can donate $15 and send a flock of six pink flamingos to the yard of your choice, whether it's a friend, relative, church, or business.You can even send them anonymously.The birds will stay put for 24 hours.And if you don't want the flamingos stopping at your place you can purchase what's called "flocking insurance" for $...More >>
    Pink flamingos are taking over the city of Broken Arrow,Plastic lawn ornaments are popping up around town.It's part of a fundraiser for the Community Playhouse.Basically you can donate $15 and send a flock of six pink flamingos to the yard of your choice, whether it's a friend, relative, church, or business.You can even send them anonymously.The birds will stay put for 24 hours.And if you don't want the flamingos stopping at your place you can purchase what's called "flocking insurance" for $...More >>
  • Discoveryland Closed Permanently In Sand Springs

    Discoveryland Closed Permanently In Sand Springs

    Say so-long to the "Surrey With The Fringe On Top".Discoveryland in Sand Springs is calling it quits.The outdoor theater has been open for almost 40 years, with performances of "Oklahoma" and "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers".Summer shows at Discoveryland, this year and last year, were all canceled.And now we've learned the Jeffers family, that runs the amphitheater, has declared the place "permanently closed".The Chamber of Commerce in Sand Springs says, it costs the community money from tou...More >>
    Say so-long to the "Surrey With The Fringe On Top".Discoveryland in Sand Springs is calling it quits.The outdoor theater has been open for almost 40 years, with performances of "Oklahoma" and "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers".Summer shows at Discoveryland, this year and last year, were all canceled.And now we've learned the Jeffers family, that runs the amphitheater, has declared the place "permanently closed".The Chamber of Commerce in Sand Springs says, it costs the community money from tou...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.