How to Outwit the Airlines and Score a Cheap Flight

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This summer, if you decide to fly back to the same vacation destination you visited last year, the tickets will cost you 12% to 15% more.

That's for the fare alone, a result of higher fuel costs that airlines are passing on to customers. Then you'll have to tack on luggage fees, taxes, charges for on-board meals, and other extras. But with a little flexibility and some creative maneuvering, you can get where you're going for less.

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