The more things change, and all thatâ€¦
According to USA Today today, on Friday United raised fares by six dollars. Imagine that, six whole dollars. American, Continental, Delta, and Northwest quickly followed suit with identical fare increases.
That was on Friday. On Saturday, United lowered fares right back down, reportedly because not all airlines raised theirs. On Sunday, Continental, Delta, and Northwest also chickened out.
Danged if I can figure it.Â I am an airline customer myself. Typically, I shop for the bestâ€”cheapestâ€”fares. But I have neverâ€”repeat, neverâ€”haggled over six dollars. If the airline I prefer charged me six dollars more, I wouldnâ€™t change to save that six dollars. Does...