Your Money: Feb. 15, 1999

AIRFARES TAKING OFF No wonder so many airline passengers are angry. It was bad enough that some unlucky travelers had to sit captive for hours on planes during January storms. Now over the past two weeks, all the major airlines have increased the price of leisure tickets by 4%. Delta and United also announced that most full-fare tickets purchased for the Y2K New Year's holidays will be nonrefundable. Last week though, Senators John McCain (R.-Ariz.) and Ron Wyden (D.-Ore.) said they would introduce a bill to give passengers 48 hours to cancel nonrefundable tickets and require airlines to explain why flights...

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