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Beating the high cost of airline fuel
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UNDATED It stands to reason that if it costs airlines more to fuel their planes, it's going to cost you more to fly, right? Not so fast.

Tom Parsons, C-E-O of Bestfares-dot-com, a travel information Web site, says in some cases, you will pay more in cities that are not served by low-cost airlines.

As an example, flying from Syracuse, New York, to Orange County, California, the cheapest round trip leisure fare is 419 dollars on six of the non-low-cost carriers.

However, Parsons says if you drive to Albany, the presence of low-cost Southwest Airlines is forcing the same six major airlines to stay competitive by charging just 198 dollars.

Parsons says a little research can save you a bundle.

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