Economy's dip trims travel plans
The airline industry is feeling the impact of the turbulent economy. With some airlines charging for food and others for checked baggage, traveling just isn't what it used to be.
Some travelers coming in and out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport Thursday evening told WRAL News that flying just isn't what it used to be as some airlines charge for food and others for checked baggage.
“I was suppose to be going on a vacation to Hawaii, but because of the cost of airline tickets, we're not going,” Tracey Harbour said.
“Before, we were sort of last-minute and didn't think twice about it,” business traveler Chris Pyle said of flying.
“It has affected travel because it's costing more in a difficult time,” business traveler Charles Vernon said.
“I'm hoping by next June, we'll be able to do the vacation that we weren't able to do this year,” Harbour said.
Savitt said the economy is also changing travelers' destination. He says people interested in going to Arizona are taking a second look at destinations like Las Vegas and Florida, where some of the most cost-efficient deals are at the moment.