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AIR FARES RISING NATIONALLY…

Posted on 31 July 2010

Air fares are climbing again, as travelers return to the skies and airlines try to boost revenues. Figures just released from the government show that airline prices in the first three months of this year rose nearly 5% from a year earlier. And that doesn’t include baggage fees and other extras that airlines charge. Still, average fares are 25% lower than they were in 1999 after adjusting for inflation, the government says. According to the report released Wednesday, the average domestic fare in the first quarter of 2010 rose to $328. International fares, which are not included in the federal report, are in some cases up as much as 20% to 30% from last year and are returning to historic norms.

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