Tuesday May. 17, 2011 @ 6:06 pm By

According to a number of stories on the web in the past weeks, “airfares have risen this year at their fastest pace in years as airlines have had more success in passing on the higher cost of fuel to passengers”. These increases average out to about 14% higher this past March as compared to year ago at that time. That is, reportedly, the biggest 12 month increase in at least 1o years! Even the well know cheap airline Southwest has pushed prices up 7 times since the middle of December and signaled that more increases are likely coming.

Some tips we read about from Tom Parsons (BestFares.com).. in the past six weeks he’s seen summer airfare sales start to hit. He also recommends buying on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, when fare sales often take place, and not buying on the weekend.

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