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Air Fare: Govt asks employees to opt for lowest air fare, book tickets 21-days before travel

The Finance Ministry has asked government employees to opt for ‘cheapest fare available’ on their entitled travel class and book air tickets at least three weeks prior to their date of travel for tours and LTC, as it looks to cut down on unnecessary expenditure. The Ministry further said that employees should book only one …

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United Airlines cancels couple’s flight, then charges $4,000 more for comparable seats

LAFAYETTE, Calif. (KGO) — 7 On Your Side has been reporting on a big spike in airfares this travel season. Experts blame high fuel prices, a shortage of planes and pilots, and a surge in tourism. Prices on some routes have doubled since 2019. Karen Ward and her husband Michael of Lafayette were very glad …

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Why the era of cheap flight tickets may end

In 2020 international passenger demand was less than 25% that of 2019, according to the International Air Transport Association. 2021 data isn’t yet available, but the hiccups of the Delta and Omicron variants make the association’s forecasts of 50% of 2019 levels look optimistic. With international and domestic routes reopening, airlines are offering a range …

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