Fewer Americans travel abroad as airfares rise

10/3/2008 | USA Today

Over the past year, domestic airfares in the U.S. have risen while international ticket prices have soared. The result has been that fewer Americans, both leisure and business travelers, are making trips abroad. "Many dream trips to Europe and Asia this past year have been postponed," said Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare.com. "Amazingly, the base airfare cost is lower than the fuel surcharge on some transoceanic tickets."

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