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Airlines have soured on using limes on flights as prices for the citrus fruit skyrocket


Thursday, April 10, 2014, 1:39 PM -

Some airlines are taking limes off the menu as prices skyrocket.

A spokesman for United says the airline is flying with 15 to 20 percent of its usual stock.

Alaska Airlines says they're serving lemons.


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Officials says extreme weather in Mexico is partly to blame for the shortage.

One Florida-based lime importer says the average price for a box of limes in January was $22.

That price has now jumped to $100.

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