Holiday travel sales lure travelers, 2009 could hold even more bargains

With holiday travel projected to drop 9% this year, according to the Air Transport Association, fare sales are starting to crop up everywhere. Many travel experts agree that the recession will continue to drive down the demand for air travel, and carriers will cut more capacity in the coming months. "All signs suggest that the schedule cuts prompted by high fuel prices in 2008 will deepen in 2009," ATA's chief economist predicted. Some travel experts say that this could mean more travel bargains available next year, especially on international flights, as carriers launch new routes and drop fuel surcharges.

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