The average round-trip ticket within the US, including taxes, reached $509.15 in the first six months of this year, which is a rise of nearly $14 from the same period last year. Domestic airfare continues to outpace inflation, rising 2.7% compared with the 2.1% gain in the Consumer Price Index.According to data from the Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC), after adjusting for inflation, airfare has increased 10.7% during the past five years.

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