Why cheap airfare is so hard to find this year

United’s check-in area at Washington Dulles International Airport. Leslie Josephs | CNBC Cheap airfares are hard to find, and it might not get much easier in 2023. Between staffing shortages, delays and airlines’ conservative schedules after costly travel meltdowns, available seats are limited. Airlines are also passing along higher fuel prices and other costs to … Read more

How JetBlue’s takeover of Spirit could change air travel

Passengers wait in line at the Spirit Airlines check-in counter at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images Spirit Airlines relented this week and agreed to sell itself to JetBlue Airways for $3.8 billion, hours after breaking off a merger agreement with Frontier Airlines that failed to win enough shareholder support. The … Read more