How Flying Will Look In 2021


After surviving a year like 2020, we ALL deserve an amazing destination vacation, right?!

But before you pack your bags and board a plane again, here are some updates you need to know about...

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With air travel down, you would think that fares would be trending down as well, but that isn’t necessarily the case!

According to the booking app Hopper, business class fares in the United States are, on average, pricing 70 percent higher than 2020 fares for March 2021 departures. And economy fares are up 18 percent year on year for the same period.

While it might not stay the same, the airlines have raised prices to make up for the current lack of demand... However, if demand stays low -- the fares could drop as well!

There could be a spike in new airlines coming to the market too, with several new airlines planned to launch in 2021.

Read more about the future of flying on CNN Travel.