This is beyond insane. I’ve had a pretty good grasp on air fares for the past five years, especially the domestic market. And I can truly say that I have never, ever, ever seen fares as high as they are now. Yes, I realize many people have spring break so there are plenty of lesuire travelers, but that was also the case in past years when fares were still reasonable. Instead, I’m seeing transcons pricing out at $500+, and even west coast hops pricing out around the same price.
What’s even crazier is that flights are packed! The airlines aren’t just price skimming, but they seem to actually be filling seats. Hell, I’m seeing many flights two weeks from now sold out already, both in coach and first class. As much as it ticks me off as a mileage runner and consumer, good for the airlines. Maybe the capacity cuts were good for something, and hopefully this will be reflected in their results.
That being said, lower the friggin’ fares already! 😀