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Airfares are down 13% over the past year, but they may be headed back up soon

Nov 14, 2023
Fuel costs are down but may rise again soon.
Travel demand has leveled out since last summer's spike of "revenge travel." That’s forcing airlines to compete more for customers again.
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Americans don't just want to travel: they want to go abroad

Aug 7, 2023
Trips from the U.S. to Europe especially are surging this summer. And that has consequences for domestic airlines—and airfares.
Rather than traveling domestically, Americans are choosing to fly abroad, especially to European countries.
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Up, up, and away: Airfare ascends 43% in a year

Oct 13, 2022
A lot of people want to fly, and airlines have fewer seats to sell.
Increased passenger demand and staffing shortages are partially to blame for the surge in air travel costs.
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Airlines might be banking on your premium seat upgrade

Jun 7, 2022
Would you pay an additional $60 for extra legroom? Airlines are betting that you just might.
Carriers hope travelers will pay up for a little more comfort.
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Consumer prices jump, especially for cars, flights and other ways to get away

May 12, 2021
Inflation data shows that consumer prices went up 4.2% year over year — the most since 2008.
Car-rental prices have leaped, registering a 16% monthly increase in April. Consumer prices overall rose 4.2% year over year, outpacing forecasts.
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Travelers may see better deals this summer for a short window if going abroad

May 16, 2018
Lower airfares are making it easier to book travel to destinations across the Atlantic, especially to Europe, this summer. Competition between low-cost and traditional carriers are helping to bring prices down. But how long will this last? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

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Where did the year's first airfare hike go?

Jan 9, 2013
The airlines try, but they can't always make fare increases stick.