Two Ways To Keep Airlines Profits Down

Not to the surprise of anyone, new figures show the profit outlook for the world’s airlines improving by 17% in the last six months, paced by the strong performances of North American carriers. Now, one way you can hold that figure down somewhat would be by purchasing your tickets on Tuesday. And the proof is in the numbers. Take a look at these deals launched just last Tuesday: Jet Blue summer deals from $44 one-way, Southwest from $49 one-way, and United with $123 round-trips.

Another way to hold down airline profits… use connecting flights rather than direct. One stop before your destination can easily save you from 25-50%.

ABC’s Rick Seaney discusses these money-saving opportunities, plus any special deals out of your airports this week.