Airlines increasing domestic fares

Airlines increasing domestic fares
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Flying home for the holidays will be a little bit more expensive this year because U.S. airlines are increasing their fares for domestic flights, according to an Associated Press report

The price of a domestic flight on a major U.S. airline has been increased by an average of $4, according to the report. 

The increase comes at a time when airlines have been concerned about the impact of the Ebola scare in the U.S. on passenger traffic. 

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It also follows a drop in the price in the price of crude oil that has traditionally been blamed for higher airline fares in recent years. 

The AP report said the price increase was first implemented by JetBlue Airways. The hike was quickly matched by Delta, United, American and US Airways and Southwest to cover the majority of the American airline industry, according to the report.