I was reading all the posts re the credit crunch topic and the subject of the air fares came up.
Airline fares did come down in the January sale and should have stayed down. There is no justifiable reason why both the UK & US airlines are still charging such exorbitant fares - other than greed.
Luckily I purchased 6 airline tickets with American Airlines on January 3rd. I had watched the prices carefully and hit the 'book' when they got down to £1872 for all of us. The fare on the same airline is now £3684 - it doesn't make sense to me. Yes one of the internal flights is nearly full but the transatlantic bit is open wide still. Virgin & BA were well out of my budget for this trip and I've been travelling with either one of them every year for the past 17years.
I believe that once this coming Easter period is over, the hotel/property owners and airline bosses are going to regret putting their accustomed temporary increase on prices just because its the 'holiday period'. I feel the average holidaymaker is now being more selective how they spend their hard earned cash because we are all sick and tired of being ripped off.
Anyone else feel the same way?