Airlines to charge peak surcharge during holidays.

POSTED: Friday, October 9, 2009 - 7:46am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:34am

Your Holiday flight may be a little more expensive this year.

Several airlines are now charging a peak travel surcharge of $10 dollars on 13 days around Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays. Airlines that are adding the surcharge include American, Delta, Northwest, United, Continental and U.S. Airways.

Airlines say it's easier for them to add the surcharges than file a fare change and say the charge is not a fee.

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