United Airlines (UAL -1.2%) fires off a round of price hikes on its domestic flights in the...

|By:, SA News Editor

United Airlines (UAL -1.2%) fires off a round of price hikes on its domestic flights in the hopes that other major carriers will follow suit. Earlier this week, Southwest Airlines (LUV +0.1%) moved the other direction, launching an off-peak winter sale on select flights. The bigger picture: Lower fuel prices and higher baggage fees have the bottom lines of airline companies moving in the right direction despite sluggish industry demand.