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East Coast airfares skyrocket in wake of Amtrak crash

Airfares between New York and Washington, D.C. are jumping since the fatal Amtrak crash in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Amtrak service from Philadelphia to New York has shut down, which means train travelers in the popular Washington-New York sector are stranded. And that has sent demand for airlines soaring, and travelers are having to pay up.

Which US airline has the best rewards program?

Think it’s hard to redeem your miles for an airline award ticket? It depends on which airline rewards program you’ve chosen, which route you’re flying and when you book your ticket, according to a new Consumer Reports study of 70 million passenger trips over the past two years.