We have seen Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines and United Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and other carriers adding more holiday and peak travel airfare surcharges that will cost you more to travel this year.
The writing is on the wall it's going to cost you more to travel after Memorial Day weekend. Travelers should make every attempt to avoid flying on the peak travel days if they expect to fly on the Bestfares. Some airlines are adding surcharges throughout the entire summer of 2010 so be prepared to pay more this upcoming summer.
Listed below are the current holiday and peak surcharge dates. Currently JetBlue, Southwest, Virgin and AirTran do not have peak travel surcharges. AirTran did impose a peak travel surcharge but has since pulled these charges.
Alaska *( Only if you are flying on an Alaska CodeShare Flight) If Flying strictly Alaska no surcharge will be levied
$20-Dec. May 28
|$20- May 28|
|$20- May 27, 28, June 24,25, July 2,5, Oct. 17, and all of June 20-August 15|
|US Airways- Travel after May 8 automatic 5% surcharge will be added (unclear if it will be on top of the $20-$30 surcharges)|
|$20- May 27,28, Jun. 24,25, July 2,5, Oct. 17, and all off June 20 through August 15|