The average American spends $4,874 on fuel each year, and it costs about $3,600 to get to and from the airport.
But even if you live in the South, where fuel costs about 40 cents more, it would still cost you about $2,000 to fly on a flight with a $300 fare, according to research by Airfarewatchdog.com.
This is because there is a cost associated with flying on a single airline.
If you fly with two airlines, for example, the total cost of your trip is roughly $1,500.
So you’re paying for both the fuel and the seats.
That adds up to a savings of about $1.50 per trip.
The next time you’re thinking of buying a ticket, make sure you’re keeping the basics in mind.
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