Holiday travelers see ‘sticker shock’ while booking flights as prices jump 55% over last year

ORLANDO, Fla. — Travelers may be in for some sticker shock while booking a flight for the holidays.


Travel agents say it will cost you about 55% more than this same time last year because of a limited number of available seats.

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The average domestic round-trip ticket is $274.

“This Thanksgiving will be a very expensive holiday to travel, especially for travelers who are booking late,” said Hayley Berg with Hopper.

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Some travel experts say the holidays could be just as busy as the summer travel season when 55,000 flights were canceled because of staffing issues or bad weather.

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