The sub-zero temperatures have some people looking to get out of town for a bit. And there’s a good chance the airfare they pay now could vary by hundreds of dollars in just a month from now. Travel expert Terry Trippler, of ThePlaneRules.com, says there are several variables that cause airfare to go “up and down,” and make a fixed rate nearly impossible. “Number one … airports pay different landing fees at different airports,” Trippler said. “Different landing and take-off fees.”
While Thanksgiving is still more than a month away, travel experts said you should’ve started solidifying your travel plans — yesterday. Travel websites predict the average cost for a round-trip ticket this year will be $415. That’s a jump of nearly 7 percent from last year.
If you fly out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport, brace yourself for a jump in the cost of a ticket.
The airlines always say they need to charge the extra fees so they can survive. But do airlines really need the fee money or are they being greedy?
Delta Air Lines says a glitch that appeared to show different airfares to frequent fliers happened because it was trying out a new company to power flight searches on its website.
The pumps aren’t the only place you can expect to pay more this summer. On average nationwide, airfare is up about 10 percent compared to this time last year. And some markets could end up being double the price by summer.