airfare

UAL-Continental Merger Means Higher Fares and Fewer Flights...

The United-Continental megamerger raises many serious questions, not the least of which is how air passengers will be affected. The answer is simple: For the average flier, the combination will create pretty much nothing but more pain, in terms of both costs and inconvenience.

Say Goodbye to Summer Airfare Deals

Fewer seats and more travelers returning to the skies means you can forget landing a cheap airfare deal this summer. A survey of the average round-trip purchase price of an airline ticket on Travelocity.com found prices are higher by 13.4% than last summer, and slightly higher than 2008. The average fare for all domestic and international flights purchased on the travel site jumped from $415 last summer to $471 this year.

Economic crisis: best time to travel

Pack your bags, Americans, it's time to head to Europe. Major airlines--Continental, American, Lufthansa and Alitalia, to name a few--have slashed...

Say good-bye to cheap airline tickets?

Calling all fans of booking early to get cheap airline tickets! The party might be over for you. In the confusing game of airline ticket prices, the...

More pain in the air

We shouldn't be surprised by this. In fact, I think the woes of air travelers has been one of my most frequent topics on WalletPop. The latest?...

Less is more for the airlines again

Does it shock you that there's another fee to be had for the airlines? It shouldn't. We know more fees are coming, I just thought they would have...

Airlines in danger of being wiped out?

The airline industry is clearly in a crisis situation, thanks to the high oil prices. Several have filed bankruptcy. Others are talking about merging...

Sky high airfare is here (to stay?)

Following recent increases in fuel surcharges by the airlines, Continental Airlines and United Airlines have announced that they're increasing fares...