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The shift follows US Airways’ projection for a first quarter loss because of rising fuel prices and slowing demand. Jet fuel closed at a record $2.93 a gallon yesterday, and the increased cost will add $800 million to US Airways’ expenses this year, the airline predicted.

“High fuel costs are our new reality,” US Airways President J. Scott Kirby said in a memo to workers. “Oil topped $100 a barrel this month and it appears that the days of $30 or even $50 a barrel oil are gone forever. The impact on the airline industry is very significant.”

US Airways’ charge excludes first class passengers, members of the carrier’s frequent flier program and those of its Star Alliance partners. It oakley will affect about 8 percent of US Airways passengers, Kirby estimated. and Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.

Airlines have been seeking ways to boost revenue amid the rise in fuel prices and oakley growing low cost competition that’s holding down fares.

Last month, Southwest Airlines oakley Co., the oakley largest low fare carrier, began charging $25 for a third checked bag, with higher fees for additional pieces.

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