Airline tickets through the roof
June 9, 2011 2:00 PM Subscribe
Did US airfares just skyrocket in the past couple of days for some reason? Details follow...
posted by crapmatic to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Two days ago I was pricing out a roundtrip ticket from OKC to SWF for about 10 days out and was getting figures of $340-400 with all kinds of date combinations, even within 7 days. Today I went to buy the itinerary and now I'm getting figures of $650, and it's even in that ballpark even if I push my plans out past 14 days. Did something happen in the past couple of days to spike the prices?
I do know that airline tickets are unpredictable, but I've never seen anything like this, and will probably just cancel my plans since this will put me over budget. Farecast is useless for anything like this, since a connection is involved.