As a result of skyrocketing fuel prices, Delta Air Lines yesterday raised its top-level one-way caps in its SimpliFares program by $100 to $599 for economy class and $699 for first class, effective immediately. According to media reports, United Airlines and Continental Airlines quickly matched the move, while Northwest Airlines and American Airlines were studying it. "When Delta launched SimpliFares in January, crude oil was selling at $43 per barrel compared to as much as $61 per barrel in ...

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