Syracuse (WSYR-TV/CNN) - While prices at the pump have been soaring, travelers are receiving some relief at the airport.
Airfares have hit their lowest levels in 12 months, but travelers should book now because the prices won’t last long.
Rick Seany of Fare-Compare says domestic flights over the next six weeks are priced 20 to 50 percent cheaper than they were over the holidays, which means a $400 flight a few weeks ago is now a little more than $200 before taxes and fees.
President of Air-Fare Watchdog says flights to Europe are dropping by as much as 50 to 60 percent compared to just a few weeks ago.
While fares have dropped, however, fees for niceties such as early check-in, priority seating, and checked bags remain the same. In addition, flights to Europe are now subject to a new fuel surcharge; meanwhile fuel costs have been rising and that could add hundreds to ticket prices.
Low demand is causing the current price drop.