As airlines struggled to finish loading new, lower fares into their computer systems, several carriers spent yesterday altering fine-turning the plans most of them adopted last week in response to American Airlines' broad changes.
Continental Airlines, for example, announced excursion fares between Florida and the Northeast and parts of the Midwest that are on average 20 percent below those adopted in recent days by most carriers. In doing so, it was following the lead of USAir, which recently announced similar fare reductions on those routes for travel between April 23 and June 14.
Continental also said it would give travel agents $10 of the $25 it collected for rewriting tickets or rescheduling flights, in contrast to the $5 that American and several other carriers had earmarked for the agents. On Sunday, Trans World Airlines said it would not impose any surcharge on passengers.