I'm traveling from the west coast of the US in October to Florence for a vacation, and I started watching airfare prices about a year ago to get some idea of what to expect.
The last time I printed out a sample itinerary was in probably late summer -- Delta was showing a base price RT of $929 plus $91 taxes and fees.
This last month I've been watching and I printed out the exact same itinerary which now shows a base price of $883 with $584 taxes and fees!
I don't get to travel that often, and don't read the news every day, but I'm feeling pretty shocked and wondered what in the world happened to cause that kind of fee increase...and is it a permanent situation? If it is, that's a nasty jolt to my budget for the trip.
Probably there are more experienced travelers on this forum who can clue me in about this, or at least I'm hoping so. I can always call Delta, but I feel like a get the real skinny here. Thanks.