Why the airline industry might struggle to meet increased demand this summer : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money The pandemic crushed the airline industry, causing a wave of layoffs. While increased consumer demand in 2022 has analysts forecasting a profitable year for the major airlines, lingering issues are likely to make summertime travel more expensive.

You should probably get your plane tickets soon

You should probably get your plane tickets soon

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After a few tough years caused by the pandemic, the airline industry appears poised for a big rebound this year. Consumers are ready to travel and industry experts predict 2022 will bring profits close to pre-pandemic levels. At the same time, shortages in staffing, pilots and fuel are likely to keep ticket prices rising.

Despite what appears to be a boom time for airlines, prices are on the increase.

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