Air fares are going back up. This comes after about three months of delightfully low fares at airports across the country. According to Reuters, "American Airlines hiked prices between $5 and $10 for a one-way ticket for a large number of its U.S. routes on Wednesday. Later that day, UAL Corp's United Airlines matched those increases on many of its own U.S. flights."
We first started noticing the bump about two weeks ago. This is not to say that good fares aren't still out there. Yesterday, on the airport web site, a customer book roundtrip fare to Abilene, TX for $134.60. Last year at this time that Texas trip would have easily been more that $500.