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2008-11-04 12:00:15

How does the Windy City fare when it comes to buying an affordable airline ticket? According to the latest Travelnomics report released today by travel search engine Cheapflights.com, Chicago residents will have an easier time finding cheap departing Chicago flights. In "Travelnomics: The Travel Price Index," flight prices from 30 U.S. markets are compared to the cost of living index in those cities. Chicago came in below the index, signaling an opportunity for travelers to book now and save....

2008-09-29 09:00:19

By Joshua Freed Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS -- Air fares are up, right? The short answer is yes - - 22 fare increases this year. But fares in some cities are flat or even down, as fierce competition keeps airlines from charging as much as they would like. Business fares in early September were down 5 percent in Phoenix and 4 percent in New York compared to the same week last year, according to research by Bob Harrell of Harrell Associates, who tracks airfares. In many other cities ticket...

2008-09-25 03:00:00

Expect to spend more to fly home for the holidays this year, say the experts at Live Search Farecast. Fares for Thanksgiving are up 31 percent from last year, while Christmas and New Year's fares are up 30 percent, according to the Web site. "The combination of high fuel prices, airline capacity and route cuts means holiday travelers may easily spend upwards of $100 more per ticket than last year," said Joel Grus, a spokesman for Farecast at http://farecast.live.com. "There are deals out...

2008-08-24 09:00:26

By JANE ENGLE By Jane Engle Los Angeles Times It's too early to string lights, decorate the tree and bake fruitcake, but it's not too soon to buy holiday air tickets - or at least start shopping for them. That's because, with record fuel costs and the biggest cuts in flight schedules in seven years, fares over Thanksgiving and the Christmas-New Year's period are heading skyward. Fewer flights mean scarcer seats and higher prices. The least expensive U.S. airfares for the November...

2008-02-08 09:00:36

SEATTLE, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Farecast.com, the smart travel search site, today launched free international predictions for more than 200 markets from U.S. cities to the most popular destinations in Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Canada. Consumers concerned with the wavering economy can expect higher airfares this summer to popular international destinations. Fares to Europe during the peak summer months are on average 11 percent higher this year over 2007. Consumers will be relieved...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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