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Average Airfares Decline In Q1, BTS Data Shows

Average airfares for domestic travel declined by 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same quarter a year ago, according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

The fares were calculated by the BTS based on the price charged by airlines at time of ticket purchase, including additional taxes and fees levied by an outside entity at time of ticket purchase. Fees for optional services, such as baggage fees were also included.

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