Passengers Pay Less for Airfare on US Domestic Frontier Nuked 27 October 2019 Overall (CN) – Passengers who fly home every day or fly at least 50 times a year pay an average of $1,000 to $1,500 less in fees than they did last year, according to a study from travel site Trivago. While it’s expensive to fly in general, airlines offered some of the biggest break this year, the study found. Since 2017, airlines have benefited from a global glut of pilots, new technology that undercuts travel agents, and a slow-but-steady decline in oil prices that gave the industry room to make gains. While fuel prices did increase this year by more than 10 percent, the total average price for a domestic trip increased less than 1 percent. Most customers on the U.S. domestic market are seeing significant flight price reductions, the study found. For example, in Chicago, the average ticket price was $161, down from $178 last year. For flyers who are worried about terrorism and other security-related costs, there were a number of changes this year, including fewer arrests at the border and fewer check-in fees. Among the other big changes: The government lifted most of the constraints on domestic carriers and set new security standards. The changes put more in-cabin screening in the hands of Transportation Security Administration officers, a move that should reduce instances of travelers being stuck on the tarmac at airports. FBI searches of traveler were also down and no arrests for entering the country illegally were made. Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced a new policy for screening remote sites like cruise ships and airport warehouses. The new standards expand the definition of what is a “remote” airport or parking lot to include anyone operating equipment that someone can see from the outside. Open ocean aircraft are no longer subject to the same restrictions that were put in place following the terrorist attacks on airplanes, and the old rules that apply to passenger operations in U.S. airspace are being eliminated. Ticket prices for business travelers also were lower this year, with the average price of business class tickets falling 5 percent, and first class tickets down 3 percent. Business class tickets can cost up to 3.5 times as much as coach, reflecting the time savings for executives flying first class. Hip hop, religious and new economy seats also saw declines in price. The American Society of Travel Agents believes the average ticket price in the U.S. will increase 3 percent this year. Like this: Like Loading… Spread the fake ai universe Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.