As the amount of Americans using airlines to travel decreases, the companies continue to raise costs and fees. Many airlines have already increased the cost to check bags, and now are raising the general travel prices.
In the past year a variety of airlines has raised their general round trip price over 20 dollars. While this may seem minimal, when added on to all of the existing fees, it makes traveling even less likely. The people it will affect the most is the frequent business traveler.
While many vacationing families are finding other ways to travel, business men and women do not have much choice. They are forced to pay the high fees of airline costs. It is unlikely that these costs will drop until the economy has reached a significant improvement point. Until the possibility of travel increases the demand for airlines, the costs will continue to increase.