TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Fliers, let go of the pretzels and peanuts.
In what could be the ultimate cost-cutting move by airlines
buffeted by sky-high fuel prices, US Airways Group says it will
eliminate free snacks in coach class on all its domestic flights
starting June 1.
US Airways also says it has matched last week's fare hikes by
United Airlines, AMR Corp.'s American Airlines and Delta Air Lines
Inc. The increases are from $10 to $60 per round trip and vary
based on the length of the flight.
US Airways spokesman Morgan Durrant says the move to cut free
snacks was needed to save money in a time of extremely high fuel
costs. The price of jet fuel has soared this year with crude oil
prices in the $130-per-barrel range.
The airline is still providing complimentary soft drinks.
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