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  • Thursday, May 25, 2017

  • Summer Price Increases Could Cancel Students’ Travel Plans

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
A recent feature on CNN.com reports that forecasts for summer 2010 airfare costs predict increases of up to 25%. For students, this increase coupled with other new fees on airlines, could make it too expensive to fly.

It seems everything on a flight now comes with an extra fee attached, right down to checking your bags at the ticket counter. All of the fees you now have to pay for what were once free services can really add up in a hurry.

As a student, you certainly do not have a lot of disposable income. So these small fee additions can put quite a dent in your bank account, and if you add a 25% price hike onto that total, well it may become totally cost-prohibitive for a student to fly.

While you cannot control these rate hikes, you can take actions such as finding additional ways to reach your end destination, such as taking a train or driving your car. Of course if international travel is in your plans, those options become less viable. In that case, your best option is likely to comb the web frequently to try and find special offers.
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