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As fuel prices rise, so does airfare

Rising_FaresAirfares are rising. The airlines have increased fares twice already this year, the Associated Press reports, and they’re likely to jump again this spring as people book their summer vacation flights.

The main reason? Fuel prices — the same villain that is making you think about cutting down the length of your next road trip. The spot price of jet fuel rose 18 percent between January 2011 and January 2012. As for your road trip, gasoline prices jumped 30 cents in just the last month.

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