One of the things I like about living in Lansing is there are many airports within driving distance, so you can shop around for the best fares.  I plan on going to Las Vegas a few times this year to see my daughter. I checked airfare out of Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Detroit.  Detroit gave me the lowest of the three. Roughly around 360 roundtrip, and it was nonstop which is always the way to go for me.

The President is saying all Americans will be able to get a vaccination by May, so millions of Americans are hitting the road and taking to the skies as more people get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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With confidence levels rising, it’s becoming harder to find the cheap fares. During the height of the pandemic, some airlines were offering fares in the double-digits. Michigan to Florida was as low as 39 bucks each way. Well say goodbye to those fares. Hotel rates are also ticking up.

Cnbc.com says domestic airfares are rising:

While discounts can still be found, they’re no longer falling into consumers’ laps,” said Jamie Baker, JP Morgan airline analyst. “Discounted fares increasingly require a hunt, and for many consumers that have been locked up for a year, they’re probably not up to the effort.

Airlines have been saying bookings are increasing in March, and it looks to stay that way through the summer. This is good for the economy, but not so good if you're on a tight budget. Maybe a driving staycation in our wonderful state of Michigan will be a good idea for you and your family.

Will you be flying this year?

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