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Many US airlines raise their fair is taking advantage of the temporary end to the federal ticket tax.
After congress failed last week to fully fund the FAA budget so you think the airlines might pass that savings on to their customers like you -- but now.
Many of them consider charging you more so you're still paying the -- but they are pocketing the extra money.
My next guest says it's fired up about this is I am Tom Parsons is the CEO of best -- dot com concrete to CEO.
Well thank you.
-- -- so what I mean -- What are they thinking do they not have PR people the Telus is a really stupid idea.
Well eight yen and Saturday it was a great dated anybody affairs -- -- continental we had -- day we had united.
It frontier virgin America.
And Alaska Airlines as several actually passing that savings on to -- so it was a good day we had airfare sales from virgin.
We weren't airfares cells -- southwest and air transit -- is a great day.
-- -- United Continental and delta decide to keep that seven and a half percent.
And as of as of right this moment we've got Alaska and Spirit Airlines.
Still offering this the seven and a half percent discount however just remember if you fly spirit you -- pay for bags boarding passes all kinds -- extra fees that that seven and a half percent may not pay off for.
You say they shot themselves in the but by doing that you yeah I think that we are for them -- But here's the thing I'm looking at do you know summer's almost where am I live in Texas we have.
In our Summers are Summers really almost over here for booking airline tickets school starts on August 15.
The first Monday in third Monday of the month and the same thing all over the -- a man midwest here a lot of schools start back.
Here -- is September and October always slow months for the airlines.
I think this could be a stimulus.
Most airfare sales are twenty or 30% off here they -- that this would just I think.
That's seven and a half percent discount like you -- we have back to school tax free weekends.
That promise in the malls are just jammed -- people and I think the airlines could guy's been instead of whether getting.
Is we're greedy we're gonna take every -- we can and we're not going to give you the break.
And at the in a day you know I think more people are gonna be turned off and not even book -- -- so we're planning to the first place.
Are you less I want to show folks that you mentioned this earlier but that they airlines raising fares as much as seven point 5%.
American united and continental delta US Airways southwest and AirTran.
And I point -- here virgin America pass the savings on over the weekend but this morning then they decided to raise their fares in many markets.
Do you respect.
I mean or are they gonna go back on how they can see the wisdom that the lack of wisdom of their way it's.
But I think right now they're just gonna -- -- off.
You know the locally we pay more fees that day I mean if you wanna change it taken -- canceled -- to Europe its 250 dollars.
If you wanna go domestically most easily do legacy airlines charge a 150 -- changed the He want to fly your puppy you and your -- lap.
It now cost much is a 125.
Dollars which is.
Each way which is more than the airplane tickets on some routes and you wanna check in -- in that in that in that cargo area that is charging up to 250 dollars.
Not round trip but each way.
So -- you know the airlines there you know we sort -- for this back in 2000.
You know we want give us ally -- give this bad you know -- for our luggage charges this.
Today we're screen and -- we're hoping everything -- back to the good on a.
You go its not happening I -- get or something here at tips here to help people plan around the thank.
You -- be flexible don't book too far in advance avoid travel on France on it -- it's always more expensive.
And your last -- say both cure for the -- now is that right.
Well yeah Europe is pretty get even if you look at August travel starting I was fourteen.
Some of the -- if parents is probably the hot spot right now.
That's probably down between 400 to 500 dollars what they were just charging sixty days ago for obvious travel September October is -- a little bit.
However if you flying in November through march of 2012.
Sit back have a cup of coffee let the airlines blink first.
Those -- It's it actually he's mortified that in winner than it is -- fall which is very -- usual just sit back those are coming out domestically we have most fair sales up until November 16 right now.
Again we He kicks in right after Thanksgiving for another two weeks that's a good time but don't go too far past that.
-- -- -- -- hot destinations as Cancun and in Las Vegas -- -- go in November through February were seen.
Three nights hotel airfare and to show tickets.
To circus -- for -- as little as a 162.
Dollars per person that's is still.
Right Tom Parsons is website is called best fares dot com thanks for your help tonight appreciate it.
All right thank you.
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