Good Question: Why Aren't Airfare Rates Fixed?The sub-zero temperatures have some people looking to get out of town for a bit. And there's a good chance the airfare they pay now could vary by hundreds of dollars in just a month from now. Travel expert Terry Trippler, of ThePlaneRules.com, says there are several variables that cause airfare to go "up and down," and make a fixed rate nearly impossible. "Number one ... airports pay different landing fees at different airports," Trippler said. "Different landing and take-off fees."
American Airlines, U.S. Airways To Announce MergerTwo of the country's biggest air carriers are tying the knot on Valentine's Day. CBS has learned American Airlines and U.S. Airways will announce they are merging later this morning.