Fare Rollback

Major airlines have rolled back their recent attempt at across-the-board fare increases, which seems to indicate that fare prices have maxed out, at least for now. (Read more.)  That’s good news for consumers, at least in the short term. But it’s reasonable to wonder whether it will be good for travelers in the long run. If some carriers collapse under the competitive pressure, the remaining carriers may have more latitude to raise prices. Just saying.


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