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US Airways ticket prices going up despite profits

By Becky Gulden

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Ticket prices have been rising for US Airways customers despite the company posting its first profits since 2006.

Fares have increased across the network three times this month.

US Airways says it is offsetting rising jet fuel costs.

The company went on to say it is easier to raise prices because business travelers typically will pay more for tickets.

However, travelers that sister station WBTV spoke with said they disagree. Most flyers believe travelers are already paying enough.

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