Air Travel Is Getting Cheaper Because No One Is Flying

Prices are coming down as demand weakens, so if you were thinking of taking a flight — now might be a good time to start shopping for tickets.Southwest Airlines and AirTran have both announced fare cuts and the LA Times says that traffic is down 31% at LA/Ontario International Airport as ExpressJet, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways have eliminated or slashed service. With that in mind, here are three shopping tools we like…


Farecast.com:
Track a specific flight over time, see graphs that help you choose the least expensive dates to fly, or just see where it’s cheapest to go right now. Sort of fun even if you’re not planning a trip.

Seatguru
— Identifies the best seats on various aircraft. Never smell that awful bathroom smell again.

Airfarewatchdog — Finds cheap fares with a cheery attitude.

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