Plane Tickets Becoming More Expensive

Airlines raise fare prices just before the holiday season.
1:21 | 10/20/11

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And as -- all those new fees for extra leg room and checked bags weren't bad enough flying home for the holidays this year just got more expensive. This -- largest domestic carriers are raising ticket prices by up to ten dollars round trip the latest of several fare hikes enacted over the last year. Here's ABC's Lisa stark. It may not look a lot like Christmas or Thanksgiving let's start planning. If you're flying over the holidays the airlines haven't gift. Higher fares. We really haven't seen hikes in October -- November for the last three or four years. But airlines can raise -- now because they have cut back on the number of available seats. About 640000. Fewer seats over Thanksgiving than last year. Expect to pay about forty dollars more a ticket if you don't procrastinate. If you do every day you don't buy your tickets starting today. At five dollars to your virtual ticket Thanksgiving travelers need to buy now Christmas flyers by the end of October. But some money saving tip from fare compare -- taking my family home for the holidays. Well that's the -- are often single seats so if I buy my seats individually instead of as a group. I might same conference -- have a nice night. Lisa stark ABC news Washington.

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