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You Pay More to Fly as Airlines Spend Less: Globetrotter

Air travelers filling planes in the U.S. at a record pace are missing out on the fuel savings that motorists are finding at the pump.

Even as jet kerosene heads for its first annual decline since 2008, airlines are relying on strong ticket demand to hold the line on prices. U.S. carriers have no incentive to start offering fares for less -- and they say they won’t.