After pandemic lockdowns, many passengers want to feel a little spoiled — and are paying good money for that.
International airfare is up 10% from last year, while domestic airfare is down more than 10%, according to the travel site Hopper.
Aviation company Surf Air Mobility is developing an electric engine to power planes during short jaunts. But the market is still untested.
Some airlines are pinning some of the blame for recent delays on the Federal Aviation Administration.
Pilots, in particular, are in high demand. Airlines don't want to be caught off guard like they were last year.
It isn't as lucrative for airlines to fly planes full of leisure travelers. They need higher-spending business travelers to juice profits.
The iconic plane, which ushered in the era of long-haul air travel, will no longer be produced as of this week.
Capacity is down. The weather's not great, either.
Whether or not they can actually get it is another matter.
Experts expect fewer travelers, fewer flights, high prices and high anxiety.