Column: Fares will rise from US Airways-American Airlines merger

02/27/2013 | USA Today

The merger of American Airlines and US Airways will likely increase fares, according to Bill McGee, a contributing editor for Consumer Reports. He compared the percentage that fees increased after some popular mergers between U.S. carriers. "And make no mistake about it -- the one absolute certainty is that further airline consolidation means airfares will increase," writes McGee.

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