If air travel is in your future, get ready to pay more if you haven’t yet brought your ticket.
The average roundtrip ticket within the U.S., including taxes, reached $509.15 in the first six months of this year.
That doesn’t include fees that you may be hit with for checked baggage, extra seat room or other amenities.
Fuel prices are going down but that isn’t being reflected in the ticket price.
Ticket prices are going up faster than inflation.
More people are flying and airlines have reduced the number of available seats.
That means fewer seats available and higher prices in the future.