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Amid Ebola scare, airlines approve fare hike
Amid Ebola scare, airlines approve fare hike

The nation's largest airlines have approved a $4 round-trip fare hike, despite anxiety over Ebola  and higher travel prices for the upcoming holiday season. The hike may signal that the airline industry believes demand for air travel is so strong that it won't be discouraged by an Ebola scare or a slight rate increase, according to Rick Seaney, founder of the fare monitoring site Farecompare.com. Frontier Airlines announced last week that it is helping to contact more than 1,000 passengers who flew on the same plane with an Ebola-stricken nurse or flew on the plane after she disembarked. The fare hike, the first successful across-the-board increase in six months, was...

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