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Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars

Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars

Airline fare wars are making a comeback. Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent years trying to eliminate. Travelers have been able to fly from Chicago to Boston for $80 round trip, San Francisco to Las Vegas for $67 round trip and New York to Los Angeles, with a connection, for $150 round trip. "This is the big break consumers have been waiting for in response to lower fuel prices," says Seth Kaplan, managing partner of industry newsletter Airline Weekly. The price of oil is at the lowest level in 6 1/2 years and the...

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