There’s good news and bad news when it comes to air travel this summer. The bad news first – airlines are adding at least $10 on most ticket prices. The good news? Tickets for domestic travel within the U.S. is still 15 percent cheaper than last summer.
Experts in the field say there are couple of reasons for this. One is that the airline industry isn’t doing so well, particularly since passengers have clearly made a statement that they’re just not willing to travel for leisure at these prices. Good point, and it seems to have created results.
The second fact is that carriers like Delta and Northwestern emerging out of bankruptcy reorganization are creating competition within the market. Thus, lower prices, at least within the U.S.
On the side, Jet Blue is offering up to a 35 percent drop in ticket prices from last year on round-trip tickets to Bermuda. That amounts to $258 round-trip. If that doesn’t get you to fly, shop around for some frequent flier arrangements.