Airfares Take Off

The next time you purchase an a airline ticket, you will notice an increase. 

That's because American and Continental airlines are increasing their fares from 4 to 50 dollars. They say that's because of ballooning fuel costs leave them no choice but to pass some of that on to consumers.

According to data from a ticket-pricing web site, "fare, this is the fourth week airlines have raised ticket prices... We contacted the thrid carrier at the Amarillo airport, Southwest airlines they said the will not be raising prices and currently do not charge a fuel surcharge.