This Jaunted article warns about ticket prices going up exponentially because of rising fuel costs.
Now the economy is slowly recovering, and so oil prices are threatening to shoot back up. Oil import costs have skyrocketed roughly 300% over the last few months, and of course those costs get passed on to the companies that use fuel, at which point they get passed on to the rest of us. In the airline industry that means not just higher ticket prices, but also higher luggage fees and—just to make up for lost revenue—higher penalties.
Hmm. I think that we may have to get our plane tickets sooner rather than later at this point!