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Southwest Adds $5 Each Way to Fare for Short Trips

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Southwest Airlines said it is increasing the cost of tickets by $5 on short routes. Southwest Airlines said it is increasing the cost of tickets by $5 on short routes.

DALLAS (AP) -- Southwest Airlines Co. is raising fares on short routes by $10 per round trip, and other airlines are expected to match the increase.

The fare hike Friday applied to flights of less than 500 miles each way, or about one-third of Southwest's routes.

The company said it needs to cover higher costs.

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