Airline ticket prices, at least for the time being, are somewhat absurd right now. The high prices may be contributed to increasing gas prices, and perhaps increasing demand, but the overall height of airline ticket prices doesn’t seem fully justified.
Sarah and I was looking for a ticket a few days back for her trip to Texarkana, TX. The price was a little less than four-hundred-dollars round trip. The very next day, that same ticket was almost nine-hundred-dollars. Granted, the high price was probably due to the Mother’s Day weekend coming up. However, that still doesn’t explain an almost five-hundred-dollar increase in one night.
Sarah will likely not be flying into Texarkana. I will be staying here attending some Government training course, while Sarah tends to her family back home. It will be cheaper for Sarah to drive to Texarkana and back–with me renting a car here at home–than for the full price of one plane ticket.
Here’s a comparison of what it cost a little over a year ago for a plane ticket. Sarah and I bought two round-trip tickets (to Orlando) and a week in a hotel for under nine-hundred dollars. Her ticket alone will cost that much. Crazy!
We were also contemplating flying to Texarkana for Christmas vacation. The tickets are about five hundred a piece as of yesterday. Who knows how high the ticket prices will be in a few months. Needless to say, we will be driving home for Christmas.