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Average U.S. airfares dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012—by a whopping $1—but are still a relative bargain compared to average consumer prices.
American Airlines and Delta matched a change fee hike on Thursday initiated by United on April 18, bringing the cost to change a domestic non-refundable ticket to $200.
If you're a VIP, super-elite or international first class flier on American, an exclusive Flagship Check-In area opened for you on Wednesday at New York's JFK Airport.
US Airways matched United's domestic change fee hike of $50, bringing the cost of changing reservations to $200 from $150. Other airlines are likely to follow, one analyst says.