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The end result, experts say, is higher fares for everyone.
"Prices are going to be up. I mean, we got basically at least two more increases in the month of May, and we've had 15 attempted increases this year, and 11 of them widely successful," said Rick Seaney from FareCompare.com.
As high as the fares are, your real cost to fly is even higher. Airlines are turning over every cushion they can to find extra revenue. That is why fliers are getting hit with fuel surcharges, extra baggage fees, and other added costs.
"People call it nickel-and-diming, but the fact is if airlines went out and raised their prices, raised their fares by the same amount, people would just rebel and not pay," said David Field from Airline Business Magazine.
But even though prices are soaring as high as the planes can cruise, people are still flying. Travel agents say the key to finding the best price boils down to two things -- book early before prices jump again, and be flexible with your schedule.
"Instead of going Saturday to Saturday, can you change your plans to travel Wednesday or Thursday? Also, the time of travel. Maybe if you can take a really early flight or a really late flight in the day, the air fares may be different," said Rhonda Holguin from Montrose Travel.
Different as in cheaper, which isn't a word used much in travel these days. While the planes always have to come down, the prices don't.