Airline ticket prices on the rise

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — People who have plans to fly in the coming months should expect to pay more.

Snow and ice storms across the nation caused airlines to lose millions of dollars, because a staggering number of flights were cancelled.

According to AAA, that loss in revenue is trickling down to customers.

Some Birmingham travelers say they haven’t seen a big change in prices, but others aren’t so lucky.

“I’ve been doing it for about two or three months now, almost every week, and my plane ticket price has jumped up from about $440 a month to about $880 this last time, so it’s gone up quite a bit,” said Michael Saner, who flies from Omaha, Nebraska, to Birmingham.

Ticket prices tend to go up around this time of year because people are taking spring break trips.

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