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Lowest airfares in 7 years this summer

Posted at 6:09 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 18:09:41-04
Travelers this summer will be saving a few bucks if they're flying. Airfares are the cheapest they've been since 2009.
 
A new report from airfare prediction app Hopper says fares for tickets purchased in advance are down about 12% from last year and 20% from two years ago. Average fares during the summer will range from a peak of $240 in June and will drop to $211 by August. 
 
 
Lower jet fuel prices are a big reason why the tickets are cheap. Rates aren't expected to rise until next year.