I was booking my flights for the upcomming vacation, and of course I couldn't get a direct flight to where I wanted to go. It is cheaper to go on more flights. In fact, the more flights you are willing to take to the same destination, the less you have to pay. Souldn't flying more cost more?
I also noticed that a flight to Moscow is not much more expensive than a flight to North Carolina. So you might as well go on a really cool vacation to Europe instead of visiting your family for Christmas since you can fly a lot farther for hardly anymore cash.
I also noticed that airfares are still around what they used to be about 10 years ag0. If you haven't looked lately check it out.