filed a fare increase today of $2 each way to help offset the rising cost
of fuel. The increase, effective immediately, applies to fares for travel
within the U.S. With the price of crude oil having risen to nearly $40 a barrel, the
highest since 1990, all airlines have experienced significant increases in
the cost of jet fuel. Each 1-cent rise in the price of a gallon of jet
fuel costs American Airlines more than $30 million per year.
American Airlines is the world’s largest carrier. American, American Eagle
and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in
over 40 countries with almost 4,200 daily flights. The combined network
fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site,
AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus
personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a
founding member of the oneworld Alliance.