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As Gas Prices Keep Rising, So Does Airfare

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Rising gas prices aren't just costing you at the pump--airfares are also increasing in response to higher gas prices.

Airlines have already raised tickets twice this year, and as long as the numbers continue to go up at your local gas station, that trend is expected to continue.

Jet fuel makes up at 35 percent of an airline's operating cost; rising prices are hurting even the most profitable companies. Earlier this week, Southwest Airlines said it won't post a profit for January-March because of fuel prices.


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