Last year it seemed like international airfare would continue to go up, up and away. Airlines started adding ridiculous fuel surcharges, baggage charges and fees for everything.
As the price of oil went down, we expected to see fuel surcharges disappear and prices return to normal. Alas, we were disappointed and worried that the combination of an economic recession + high plane fare would reduce enrollment in our programs.
However, in recent weeks we have seen that the airlines are actually lowering their fares. Apparently, demand has been so weak due to the recession that its finally causing them to drop prices.
So, fortunately for our families, airfare to Tanzania, Brazil, India and Vietnam has dropped considerably. There’s never been a better time to travel!