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How can I find out historical data on the price of plane tickets?
June 22, 2009 2:18 PM   Subscribe

How can I find out historical data on the price of plane tickets?

I am trying to answer several questions that are along the lines of "How much did it cost to fly from airport A to airport B during time C"?
posted by Mr. Justice to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In 2003? 1983? 1963? It really makes a difference. One quick and easy way is archived scans of newspapers, though these tend to be more along the lines of excursion specials. I remember back in the 1980s American Airlines regularly took out half page ads with fares in the A section of the Dallas Morning News.
posted by crapmatic at 2:28 PM on June 22, 2009

Farecompare goes back two years.
posted by unmake at 3:05 PM on June 22, 2009

Domestic or international, or both?
posted by armage at 6:35 PM on June 22, 2009

is also good, i don't know what you're looking for exactly, this site is geared specifically for the consumer and helps you find the best deals on travel.
posted by cheemee at 7:03 PM on June 22, 2009

I am looking chiefly for the cost of a flight around summer 2002 from LIT to DC.
posted by Mr. Justice at 4:50 AM on June 23, 2009

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