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Fewer passengers traveling through RDU

Posted December 18, 2008

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— Fewer fliers passed through Raleigh-Durham International Airport this year, Airport Director John Brantley reported at a meeting of the airport board Thursday.

Brantley said he expected a year-over-year decrease of about 4 percent, citing the poor economy as a factor.

He also pointed out that carriers reduced flights and used smaller planes, to combat the rising cost of fuel, yielding fewer seats for travelers.

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  • alphabaker Dec 18, 2008

    why fly...it is such a hassle....taking off your shoes...TSA confiscating my yougurt....cattle herd mentality of the airlines.....taxes, fees and more fees.....poor parking.....

  • SubwayScoundrel Dec 18, 2008

    I hear people say rates were jacked up and maybe, but I flew roundtrip to LA for $244 right in the middle of high gas prices booking 3 weeks before. 2 years ago it would have cost $500.

    I fly a lot and I have only seen nominal rises if at all.

  • LuvLivingInCary Dec 18, 2008

    he's totally wrong....the airlines jacked up the fares to twice of what i normally pay...i've been driving alot expecially since gas is under $2.