American Airlines/US Airways Airfare Hike Attempt Fails

UPDATE Saturday, Oct. 25: According to Rick Seaney, American/US Airways rolled  back its prices Friday afternoon. The hike is declared a failure.

Original post – Oct. 23:

These have been busy days on the airfare price-hike front.

The fourth attempt at increasing fares this month – spotted by airfare analyst and FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney – was launched by American Airlines/US Airways [the recently merged airlines still fly as separate carriers].

American Hikes Fares Up to $4 round-trip

According to Seaney, the increase was initiated Wednesday night (Oct. 22) at 8 p.m. eastern and is relatively small – up to $4 round-trip – but it is broad-based, covering the bulk of the American’s route system. After a flurry of hiking activity earlier this month clearly the trend is continuing. See all of 2014’s fare hike successes and failures in the chart below.

We will update this post with further details and any matching activity as needed.


Published: October 23, 2014