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Big airlines hiking ticket prices

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DALLAS (AP) -- A few major airlines are now charging more for flights.

Fare watchers say American, United and Continental raised prices Monday by $20 to $60 per round-trip on some tickets favored by business travelers.  The increases are half the size of some that were briefly imposed last week, and were then rolled back after US Airways decided not to raise prices.

The airlines are dealing with roughly a 50 percent increase in spot prices for jet fuel in the past year.

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