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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Airline summer surcharges add up

Your summer vacation just got more expensive, as the five largest US airlines introduced "peak air travel surcharges" virtually every day while school is out for much of the country.

The airlines have done this by slapping a surcharge for flying on a so-called “peak travel Day,” according to an analysis published by USA Today.

Surcharges are up to $30 for each one-way domestic fight. These are included in the cost of a ticket, says, which analyzed airfare data.