A document obtained by The Associated Press shows the Justice Department is investigating whether airlines are colluding to grow at a slower pace as part of an effort to keep airfares high.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has launched a three-day fare sale for several of its destinations through the fall.
The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the United States rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher than they were five years ago.
American Airlines is testing the idea of letting customers bid for upgrades to first class. Passengers can submit a bid — along with a credit card number — up to six days before the flight.
Prior to 2005, there were nine major U.S. airlines. Today, just five. The government is putting its foot down by blocking the latest airline merger — but for fliers, it’s already too late.
Traffic is up but a key revenue measure is down at Southwest Airlines Co., indicating that carriers are finding it harder to sell high-priced tickets.
Locations across Florida as low as $259 — and a West Coast flight to San Diego for $289!
Southwest Airlines Co. is raising fares on short routes by $10 per round trip, and other airlines are expected to match the increase.
Do you ever find yourself constantly checking airfare and hotel prices, trying to get the best rate possible? Many bargain-hunting travelers do too, but it might not be worth all that effort.