Know + Go: Airfares expected to drop a bit for fall

  • Updated: August 4, 2012 - 4:52 PM
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Air travelers, rejoice: Fares are expected to drop 10 percent to 20 percent soon. For travelers, it can't happen soon enough. In the first three months of the year, the average domestic airfare in the U.S. climbed to $373, up 4.8 percent from the same period last year, according to the U.S. Transportation Department. Rick Seaney of FareCompare.com said the price drop should affect flights starting around Aug. 21, with the start of the slow fall travel season.

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