Comments for: Facing costly fuel, airlines push fares higher

Posted Feb. 28, 2012, at 7:55 p.m.

DALLAS — Airfares are up and headed higher this summer. Airlines blame soaring fuel prices which could cost them billions more than last year. That means fares, which normally rise as the summer travel season nears, could increase faster than usual. Airlines have already pushed through two price increases this …

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  • 4 years ago the Air Force, who uses huge amounts of jet fuel, experimented with a synthetic jet fuel out at Dryden in Nevada on a test B-52. To date I have yet to see just how it worked out. If a military engine, like a F-110, can burn the stuff there’s no reason a C-6 can’t burn it as well. And if the military can burn it then there’s no reason the civilian airliner market can’t.

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