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Celebrating 80 Years: Air Fares in 1931

October 19, 2010 By: Kirk Cassels

Needless to say, the price of airline tickets has been quite the frustrating conundrum for travel agents and consumers. Whether it's ancillary fees or airline mergers, it seems as if fares for air travel are always increasing.

If only we could all go back to a simpler time, such as 1931, when a sweeping reduction in air passenger rates over the Northern Transcontinental airway between New York, Chicago and San Francisco took place. Travel Agent covered such change back in March of 1931 (see the full article for yourself by clicking here).

As we celebrate our 80th anniversary, we're taking a look at what was happening in the industry in the past and asking agents to share their thoughts on what has changed in the industry up until the present. So please share your thoughts by posting a comment below, writing us at our Facebook page, sending a tweet to our Twitter page or by engaging in a discussion in real time at AgentNation (the only social community online for all kinds of travel agents, which certainly wasn't around 80 years ago). We want to hear from you.

And while you're here, learn more about how we're celebrating eight decades of covering the travel industry for travel professionals.

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