Major U.S. airlines, which are suffering their worst financial year in a while, are trimming airfares. Airfare experts say this type of discounting is not normally seen until a couple of weeks before the major holidays. They say the economic downturn may be forcing the airlines to lower prices. "It's by far the most broad-based fare sale we've tracked in at least 18 months," said Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare.com, "and this is the earliest I've ever seen one."
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