Airline tickets set to be cheaper this fall

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(NewsNation) — Airline tickets are going to get cheaper this fall according to experts, giving relief to consumers after a summer of travel woes.

Consumer complaints against U.S. airlines rose this summer as staffing issues and high travel demand spurred cancellations and delays at airports.

Travel experts, however, told NewsNation things will start improving in September — at least for people’s wallets.

“It’s not just your imagination, airfare is getting quite a bit cheaper,” Scott Keyes, founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, said.

According to Scott’s Cheap Flights, a roundtrip ticket from Washington, D.C. to Venice at the start of September will cost around $1,300. A month later, the website expects the price to drop down to $581.

Hopper, another deal-finding site and app, found that travel prices will go down 40% in the early weeks of fall, Forbes reported.

“The standard rule of thumb is airfare after Labor Day is going to be about 50% cheaper than airfare before Labor Day,” Keyes said.

Domestic airfare for travel in September and October will cost travelers $238 roundtrip on average, per Forbes. That’s a 37% decrease from summer prices, or $142 cheaper, the news outlet said.

Travel experts say it’s all because of supply and demand, as summer winds down and children head back to school.

Johnny Jet, editor of JohnnyJet.com, says there are some things people can do to get ahead of these deals.

“Sign up for fare alerts,” he said. “Sign up for newsletters, there’s a bunch of airlines — and when you see them, just jump on them.”

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