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BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 27: A retrofitted Lufthansa plane equipped with medical isolation facilities for Ebola cases arrives for a media presentation at Tegel airport on November 27, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The airplane, dubbed the "Robert Koch" and commisoned by the German government, will serve as a MedEvac option for health workers who are in western Africa participating in the international effort to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The German Red Cross (DRK), emergency services group (THW) and the Bundeswehr have sent volunteers to treat ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

What’s happening with ticket prices at Tampa International Airport? How much is that plane ticket in the window? According to airline executives, there is not much pushback on costs from consumers. We’re all recovering from the same lame economy or trying to. Consumers know the big guys have been recruiting pilots from smaller regional airlines and boosting wages to get and keep good labor.  So, they’re doing their best to meet demand, and demand is enormous.

A travel company called Hopper says for many destinations, round trip costs are up 29% now from 2019. And, some hot destinations like Chicago and Vegas are as much as 80% higher. Passengers. Are. Baaaaaack!

Why so much so fast? Fuel, Labor, Pilot shortages, for starters. Ticketing firm Arc says our nationwide average round trip costs over the last year are up 40% to about $540. Just a heads up, if you’re flying, you might want to start buying. Source [TBT]

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