UPDATE Jan. 16: Airfare analyst Rick Seaney says this limited price-hike attempt can now be considered a success.
Jan. 14: According to airfare analyst and FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney, on Monday, United Airlines and Air Canada began raising airfares on cross-border routes between the U.S. and Canada.
New Hike Up to $10 Round-trip
The two airlines, codeshare partners in the Star Alliance, began raising tickets prices by as much as $10 round-trip and today, (Jan. 14), U.S. legacy carriers began matching the new higher prices. As Seaney points out, this is a very narrow hike of limited scope unlike broader attempts launched throughout 2013 – most of which were unsuccessful.
We will update with more information on the hike as soon as it’s available.