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A Buyer’s Market for Airfare

Travel — and airline ticket prices — have been on a rollercoaster lately.

In just a short period of time, airfares have been at historic lows during the height of the pandemic with airlines dropping routes and parking planes — and then travel soared during the summer.

Now, a perfect storm of worries about the Delta variant, kids going back to school and very little business travel has created a buyer’s market for tickets through the rest of 2021.

A New York to Dallas airfare that sold during the summer for $177 is now $49.

A Boston to San Francisco ticket that went for $480 just a few weeks ago is now just $110.

So now is the time to book your flights at a steep discount with the confidence that if you have to cancel, you won’t lose your money.