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Airlines preparing to add further surcharges to holiday travel tickets

SPOKANE, Wash.- Apparently an arm and a leg isn't enough: flying around the holidays is already more expensive and could get more so.

Several big airlines, including airlines that fly into and out of Spokane International Airport have added $10 surcharges for busy days around the holidays. Last month airlines added a $10 each-way surcharge for Nov. 29 (the Sunday after Thanksgiving) and Jan. 2 and 3.

Now, according to website FareCompare.com, the same airlines have added 10 more days: Nov. 30; Dec. 19, 26, and 27; March 14, 20, 21, 28; April 11; and May 28.

The surcharges were added by airlines that include Delta Air Lines and Northwest, American Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines and US Airways. Discounters like Southwest and JetBlue appear to be avoiding the surcharges.
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