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Cost of a plane ticket the year you graduated college

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    Cost of a plane ticket the year you graduated college

    The romantic possibilities of air travel have long captivated American travelers seeking adventure across the country. Since the first commercial flight took off over 100 years ago, the U.S. airline industry has since grown to handle over 600 million miles traveled every year, permeating every aspect of our lives, from business to leisure.

    But commercial air travel is not without its pain points, perhaps none greater than the constant fluctuation of ticket costs, and the industry’s lack of pricing transparency. A flight is one of the very few services in the world where you are almost certainly paying a different amount from the customers sitting right next to you.

    That first flight was just 23 minutes and cost $400 (roughly $9,600 today), and ticket prices have been a constant source of customer complaints ever since. But just how much has the price of a ticket changed over time? Using data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Bureau of Labor Statistics, Stacker analyzed the average price for U.S. domestic airline fares from 1995-2017 along with CPI changes for airline fare from 1964-1995. For each year, we also included the average price for the popular routes of Boston—Seattle, Chicago—Atlanta, and New York—Los Angeles. These figures reflect fares for paying customers only and are typically representative of roundtrip travel, as defined by the BTS.

    For those nostalgic for the time where the skies were yours for a few hundred dollars and a dream, read on to see the cost of a plane ticket the year you graduated from college.

  • 1950sUnlimited // Flickr
    2/ 1950sUnlimited // Flickr

    1964

    Average domestic airline fare: $36.66 (inflation-adjusted: $289.36)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $38.18 (inflation-adjusted: $301.36)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $13.76 (inflation-adjusted: $108.60)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $40.37 (inflation-adjusted: $318.69)

     

  • SDASM Archives // Flickr
    3/ SDASM Archives // Flickr

    1965

    Average domestic airline fare: $36.81 (inflation-adjusted: $285.97)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $38.34 (inflation-adjusted: $297.83)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $13.82 (inflation-adjusted: $107.33)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $40.54 (inflation-adjusted: $314.96)

     

  • Robert J. Boser // Wikicommons
    4/ Robert J. Boser // Wikicommons

    1966

    Average domestic airline fare: $36.81 (inflation-adjusted: $277.17)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $38.34 (inflation-adjusted: $288.67)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $13.82 (inflation-adjusted: $104.03)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $40.54 (inflation-adjusted: $305.27)

     

  • Daniel Tanner // Wikicommons
    5/ Daniel Tanner // Wikicommons

    1967

    Average domestic airline fare: $36.97 (inflation-adjusted: $270.83)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $38.50 (inflation-adjusted: $282.07)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $13.87 (inflation-adjusted: $101.65)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $40.71 (inflation-adjusted: $298.29)

     

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    6/ KurtClark // Flickr

    1968

    Average domestic airline fare: $37.74 (inflation-adjusted: $265.37)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $39.31 (inflation-adjusted: $276.39)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $14.16 (inflation-adjusted: $99.60)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $41.57 (inflation-adjusted: $292.28)

     

  • Piergiuliano Chesi // Wikicommons
    7/ Piergiuliano Chesi // Wikicommons

    1969

    Average domestic airline fare: $40.52 (inflation-adjusted: $270.20)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $42.21 (inflation-adjusted: $281.41)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $15.21 (inflation-adjusted: $101.41)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $44.63 (inflation-adjusted: $297.59)

     

  • RuthAS // Wikicommons
    8/ RuthAS // Wikicommons

    1970

    Average domestic airline fare: $43.77 (inflation-adjusted: $276.06)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $45.59 (inflation-adjusted: $287.51)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $16.43 (inflation-adjusted: $103.61)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $48.21 (inflation-adjusted: $304.05)

     

  • Ed Uthman // Flickr
    9/ Ed Uthman // Flickr

    1971

    Average domestic airline fare: $46.87 (inflation-adjusted: $283.16)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $48.81 (inflation-adjusted: $294.91)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $17.59 (inflation-adjusted: $106.28)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $51.62 (inflation-adjusted: $311.87)

     

  • Orange County Archives i // Wikicommons
    10/ Orange County Archives i // Wikicommons

    1972

    Average domestic airline fare: $48.10 (inflation-adjusted: $281.60)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $50.10 (inflation-adjusted: $293.28)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $18.05 (inflation-adjusted: $105.69)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $52.98 (inflation-adjusted: $310.15)

     

  • The U.S. National Archives // Flickr
    11/ The U.S. National Archives // Flickr

    1973

    Average domestic airline fare: $49.80 (inflation-adjusted: $274.49)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $51.87 (inflation-adjusted: $285.88)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $18.69 (inflation-adjusted: $103.02)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $54.85 (inflation-adjusted: $302.32)

     

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    12/ Historic American Engineering Record; Library of Congress

    1974

    Average domestic airline fare: $53.98 (inflation-adjusted: $267.93)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $56.22 (inflation-adjusted: $279.05)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $20.26 (inflation-adjusted: $100.56)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $59.45 (inflation-adjusted: $295.10)

     

  • Ed Uthman // Flickr
    13/ Ed Uthman // Flickr

    1975

    Average domestic airline fare: $58.78 (inflation-adjusted: $267.33)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $61.21 (inflation-adjusted: $278.42)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $22.06 (inflation-adjusted: $100.33)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $64.73 (inflation-adjusted: $294.43)

     

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    1976

    Average domestic airline fare: $63.57 (inflation-adjusted: $273.39)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $66.21 (inflation-adjusted: $284.73)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $23.86 (inflation-adjusted: $102.61)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $70.02 (inflation-adjusted: $301.10)

     

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    1977

    Average domestic airline fare: $67.28 (inflation-adjusted: $271.69)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $70.07 (inflation-adjusted: $282.96)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $25.25 (inflation-adjusted: $101.97)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $74.10 (inflation-adjusted: $299.23)

     

  • calflier001 // Wikicommons
    16/ calflier001 // Wikicommons

    1978

    Average domestic airline fare: $70.38 (inflation-adjusted: $264.13)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $73.30 (inflation-adjusted: $275.09)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $26.41 (inflation-adjusted: $99.13)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $77.51 (inflation-adjusted: $290.91)

     

  • NASA/KSC // Wikicommons
    17/ NASA/KSC // Wikicommons

    1979

    Average domestic airline fare: $76.10 (inflation-adjusted: $256.49)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $79.26 (inflation-adjusted: $267.14)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $28.56 (inflation-adjusted: $96.27)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $83.81 (inflation-adjusted: $282.50)

     

  • Orange County Archives // Wikicommons
    18/ Orange County Archives // Wikicommons

    1980

    Average domestic airline fare: $105.18 (inflation-adjusted: $312.34)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $109.54 (inflation-adjusted: $325.30)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $39.48 (inflation-adjusted: $117.23)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $115.84 (inflation-adjusted: $344.01)

     

  • Aero Icarus // Wikicommons
    19/ Aero Icarus // Wikicommons

    1981

    Average domestic airline fare: $132.40 (inflation-adjusted: $356.42)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $137.89 (inflation-adjusted: $371.21)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $49.69 (inflation-adjusted: $133.77)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $145.82 (inflation-adjusted: $392.55)

     

  • Seattle Municipal Archives // Wikicommons
    20/ Seattle Municipal Archives // Wikicommons

    1982

    Average domestic airline fare: $146.01 (inflation-adjusted: $370.25)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $152.07 (inflation-adjusted: $385.61)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $54.80 (inflation-adjusted: $138.96)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $160.81 (inflation-adjusted: $407.79)

     

  • Phillip Capper // Wikicommons
    21/ Phillip Capper // Wikicommons

    1983

    Average domestic airline fare: $154.36 (inflation-adjusted: $379.25)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $160.77 (inflation-adjusted: $394.98)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $57.94 (inflation-adjusted: $142.34)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $170.01 (inflation-adjusted: $417.69)

     

  • Aero Icarus // Wikicommons
    22/ Aero Icarus // Wikicommons

    1984

    Average domestic airline fare: $163.64 (inflation-adjusted: $385.41)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $170.43 (inflation-adjusted: $401.40)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $61.42 (inflation-adjusted: $144.65)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $180.24 (inflation-adjusted: $424.48)

     

  • RuthAS // Wikicommons
    23/ RuthAS // Wikicommons

    1985

    Average domestic airline fare: $174.01 (inflation-adjusted: $395.72)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $181.23 (inflation-adjusted: $412.14)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $65.31 (inflation-adjusted: $148.52)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $191.65 (inflation-adjusted: $435.84)

     

  • Aero Icarus // Wikicommons
    24/ Aero Icarus // Wikicommons

    1986

    Average domestic airline fare: $181.12 (inflation-adjusted: $404.39)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $188.64 (inflation-adjusted: $421.16)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $67.98 (inflation-adjusted: $151.77)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $199.49 (inflation-adjusted: $445.38)

     

  • Eheik // Wikicommons
    25/ Eheik // Wikicommons

    1987

    Average domestic airline fare: $189.94 (inflation-adjusted: $409.14)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $197.82 (inflation-adjusted: $426.11)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $71.29 (inflation-adjusted: $153.56)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $209.20 (inflation-adjusted: $450.62)

     

  • Aero Icarus // Wikicommons
    26/ Aero Icarus // Wikicommons

    1988

    Average domestic airline fare: $192.10 (inflation-adjusted: $397.36)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $200.07 (inflation-adjusted: $413.85)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $72.10 (inflation-adjusted: $149.14)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $211.58 (inflation-adjusted: $437.65)

     

  • Tomás Del Coro // Wikicommons // Wikicommons
    27/ Tomás Del Coro // Wikicommons // Wikicommons

    1989

    Average domestic airline fare: $203.55 (inflation-adjusted: $401.68)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $212.00 (inflation-adjusted: $418.35)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $76.40 (inflation-adjusted: $150.76)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $224.19 (inflation-adjusted: $442.41)

     

  • Aero Icarus // Wikicommons
    28/ Aero Icarus // Wikicommons

    1990

    Average domestic airline fare: $229.54 (inflation-adjusted: $429.74)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $239.06 (inflation-adjusted: $447.57)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $86.15 (inflation-adjusted: $161.29)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $252.81 (inflation-adjusted: $473.31)

     

  • Phillip Capper // Wikicommons
    29/ Phillip Capper // Wikicommons

    1991

    Average domestic airline fare: $240.05 (inflation-adjusted: $431.28)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $250.01 (inflation-adjusted: $449.18)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $90.10 (inflation-adjusted: $161.87)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $264.39 (inflation-adjusted: $475.01)

     

  • Hunter Desportes // Wikicommons
    30/ Hunter Desportes // Wikicommons

    1992

    Average domestic airline fare: $240.05 (inflation-adjusted: $418.68)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $250.01 (inflation-adjusted: $436.05)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $90.10 (inflation-adjusted: $157.14)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $264.39 (inflation-adjusted: $461.13)

     

  • JetPix // Wikicommons
    31/ JetPix // Wikicommons

    1993

    Average domestic airline fare: $276.40 (inflation-adjusted: $468.06)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $287.87 (inflation-adjusted: $487.49)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $103.74 (inflation-adjusted: $175.67)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $304.42 (inflation-adjusted: $515.52)

     

  • Seattle Municipal Archives // Wikicommons
    32/ Seattle Municipal Archives // Wikicommons

    1994

    Average domestic airline fare: $286.92 (inflation-adjusted: $473.75)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $298.82 (inflation-adjusted: $493.40)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $107.69 (inflation-adjusted: $177.81)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $316.01 (inflation-adjusted: $521.78)

     

  • Aero Icarus // Wikicommons
    33/ Aero Icarus // Wikicommons

    1995

    Average domestic airline fare: $293.42 (inflation-adjusted: $471.12)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $305.59 (inflation-adjusted: $490.67)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $110.12 (inflation-adjusted: $176.82)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $323.16 (inflation-adjusted: $518.88)

     

  • Aero Icarus // Flickr
    34/ Aero Icarus // Flickr

    1996

    Average domestic airline fare: $278.68 (inflation-adjusted: $434.62)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $310.10 (inflation-adjusted: $483.63)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $111.75 (inflation-adjusted: $174.28)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $327.93 (inflation-adjusted: $511.44)

     

  • airbus777 // Flickr
    35/ airbus777 // Flickr

    1997

    Average domestic airline fare: $288.39 (inflation-adjusted: $439.69)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $316.84 (inflation-adjusted: $483.06)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $127.50 (inflation-adjusted: $194.39)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $308.52 (inflation-adjusted: $470.37)

     

  • Aero Icarus // Wikicommons
    36/ Aero Icarus // Wikicommons

    1998

    Average domestic airline fare: $307.77 (inflation-adjusted: $462.03)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $311.40 (inflation-adjusted: $467.49)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $127.73 (inflation-adjusted: $191.74)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $335.41 (inflation-adjusted: $503.53)

     

  • Tomás Del Coro // Wikicommons
    37/ Tomás Del Coro // Wikicommons

    1999

    Average domestic airline fare: $325.71 (inflation-adjusted: $478.40)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $286.75 (inflation-adjusted: $421.18)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $135.86 (inflation-adjusted: $199.55)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $334.45 (inflation-adjusted: $491.24)

     

  • Ken Fielding // Wikicommons
    38/ Ken Fielding // Wikicommons

    2000

    Average domestic airline fare: $339.62 (inflation-adjusted: $482.60)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $303.73 (inflation-adjusted: $431.60)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $160.81 (inflation-adjusted: $228.51)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $379.91 (inflation-adjusted: $539.86)

     

  • Aero Icarus // Wikicommons
    39/ Aero Icarus // Wikicommons

    2001

    Average domestic airline fare: $324.20 (inflation-adjusted: $447.94)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $259.70 (inflation-adjusted: $358.83)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $169.42 (inflation-adjusted: $234.08)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $322.84 (inflation-adjusted: $446.07)

     

  • Gillfoto // Wikicommons
    40/ Gillfoto // Wikicommons

    2002

    Average domestic airline fare: $314.78 (inflation-adjusted: $428.17)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $241.70 (inflation-adjusted: $328.76)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $154.92 (inflation-adjusted: $210.72)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $294.55 (inflation-adjusted: $400.64)

     

  • Aero Icarus // Wikicommons
    41/ Aero Icarus // Wikicommons

    2003

    Average domestic airline fare: $316.21 (inflation-adjusted: $420.52)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $237.23 (inflation-adjusted: $315.49)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $128.06 (inflation-adjusted: $170.31)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $268.48 (inflation-adjusted: $357.05)

     

  • Mariordo // Wikicommons
    42/ Mariordo // Wikicommons

    2004

    Average domestic airline fare: $308.09 (inflation-adjusted: $399.10)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $219.49 (inflation-adjusted: $284.32)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $127.83 (inflation-adjusted: $165.58)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $228.24 (inflation-adjusted: $295.66)

     

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    2005

    Average domestic airline fare: $307.54 (inflation-adjusted: $385.33)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $226.52 (inflation-adjusted: $283.81)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $154.66 (inflation-adjusted: $193.78)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $256.40 (inflation-adjusted: $321.25)

     

  • James Willamor // Wikicommons
    44/ James Willamor // Wikicommons

    2006

    Average domestic airline fare: $327.91 (inflation-adjusted: $398.01)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $238.15 (inflation-adjusted: $289.07)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $175.24 (inflation-adjusted: $212.70)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $296.84 (inflation-adjusted: $360.30)

     

  • BriYYZ // Wikicommons
    45/ BriYYZ // Wikicommons

    2007

    Average domestic airline fare: $324.57 (inflation-adjusted: $383.12)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $255.54 (inflation-adjusted: $301.64)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $176.57 (inflation-adjusted: $208.42)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $317.26 (inflation-adjusted: $374.49)

     

  • Tomás Del Coro // Wikicommons
    46/ Tomás Del Coro // Wikicommons

    2008

    Average domestic airline fare: $343.02 (inflation-adjusted: $389.86)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $272.85 (inflation-adjusted: $310.11)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $165.49 (inflation-adjusted: $188.09)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $321.36 (inflation-adjusted: $365.24)

     

  • FRED // Wikicommons
    47/ FRED // Wikicommons

    2009

    Average domestic airline fare: $311.46 (inflation-adjusted: $355.31)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $236.31 (inflation-adjusted: $269.58)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $135.41 (inflation-adjusted: $154.47)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $274.91 (inflation-adjusted: $313.62)

     

  • JL Johnson // Wikicommons
    48/ JL Johnson // Wikicommons

    2010

    Average domestic airline fare: $334.93 (inflation-adjusted: $375.77)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $256.41 (inflation-adjusted: $287.68)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $161.51 (inflation-adjusted: $181.21)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $314.04 (inflation-adjusted: $352.34)

     

  • Phillip Capper // Wikicommons
    49/ Phillip Capper // Wikicommons

    2011

    Average domestic airline fare: $364.41 (inflation-adjusted: $396.49)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $277.43 (inflation-adjusted: $301.85)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $178.52 (inflation-adjusted: $194.23)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $353.29 (inflation-adjusted: $384.40)

     

  • Senado Federal // Wikicommons
    50/ Senado Federal // Wikicommons

    2012

    Average domestic airline fare: $376.62 (inflation-adjusted: $401.39)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $286.85 (inflation-adjusted: $305.72)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $171.00 (inflation-adjusted: $182.24)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $351.89 (inflation-adjusted: $375.03)

     

  • Nick-D // Wikicommons
    51/ Nick-D // Wikicommons

    2013

    Average domestic airline fare: $379.99 (inflation-adjusted: $399.08)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $281.86 (inflation-adjusted: $296.01)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $191.12 (inflation-adjusted: $200.71)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $359.34 (inflation-adjusted: $377.38)

     

  • James Willamor // Wikicommons
    52/ James Willamor // Wikicommons

    2014

    Average domestic airline fare: $390.54 (inflation-adjusted: $403.74)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $279.82 (inflation-adjusted: $289.27)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $214.82 (inflation-adjusted: $222.08)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $381.83 (inflation-adjusted: $394.74)

     

  • JT Occhialini // Wikicommons
    53/ JT Occhialini // Wikicommons

    2015

    Average domestic airline fare: $378.43 (inflation-adjusted: $390.73)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $282.28 (inflation-adjusted: $291.45)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $165.23 (inflation-adjusted: $170.60)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $377.84 (inflation-adjusted: $390.11)

     

  • Sunnya343 // Wikicommons
    54/ Sunnya343 // Wikicommons

    2016

    Average domestic airline fare: $352.42 (inflation-adjusted: $359.32)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $261.00 (inflation-adjusted: $266.11)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $131.10 (inflation-adjusted: $133.67)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $360.10 (inflation-adjusted: $367.15)

     

  • christopheronglv // Shutterstock
    55/ christopheronglv // Shutterstock

    2017

    Average domestic airline fare: $347.86 (inflation-adjusted: $347.86)

    Boston, MA - Seattle, WA fare: $268.69 (inflation-adjusted: $268.69)

    Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA fare: $151.02 (inflation-adjusted: $151.02)

    New York, NY - Los Angeles, CA fare: $374.39 (inflation-adjusted: $374.39)

     

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