American Airlines has now redefined the concept. American, which canceled over 3,000 flights over the last four days and abandoned 300,000-plus passengers (many of whom are still staggering through airports trying to get flights), has just raised its fares, joining its fellow unindicted co-conspirators .. I mean, competitors.
See earlier post from Tom Parsons at BestFares.com
The update with American's action is from Rick Seaney at FareCompare.com:
"Friday, April 11, 2008 12:30pm CDT
American has joined into the increase in a similar metered fashion as past airfare hikes, completing the six legacy airlines matching of the $4-$30 roundtrip increase initiated by United late Wednesday evening. New prices will go into effect on American’s reservation system at approximately 3:00pm EDT.
UPDATE: American has canceled another 600 flights so far today, according to FlightStats.com.