After years of rising airfares, ticket prices are coming down. How low? Enough to turn nervous investors into anxious travelers. Cherie Jones just returned from Acapulco, Mexico, she says it was a killer deal.
"I thought it was very reasonable, yea. I mean we go to Cabo a lot and that is usually $400.00 minimum per person and this is Acapulco, the flight is two and a half hours and we got it for $240.00."
John Huston is traveling a lot.
"We rae going to be flying to Denver and then driving to Breckenridge and in two months we are going to Cabo that is two trips that we would not ordinarily take, especially in the same year."
Want to get away? Some fares may make you want to pack your bags. Dallas to Chicago for $139.00 dollars. San Francisco for $249.00. International fares are also down. Cancun is on sale at $309.00. Dublin is $419.00. Travel expert Tom Parsons says it's a simple case of supply and demand.
"Now we are in an economic crisis and the airlines are fighting for every one of our dollars. They cut back ten or eleven percent last year and right now they are still running very low load factors."
And he says the planes that are full, he says were sold dirt cheap. Parsons says he hasn't seen a sale like this since September 11th, but this time the exchange rates in Europe and Mexico make it even better. As for John Huston, he's already looking forward to his Cancun trip and maybe even more trips.
"Definitely, if they keep down and they don't charge me for every pillow and peanut I get, I'll probably keep traveling."