Report: Strap in for lower business class airfares in 2017

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Airfares in the U.S. are expected to drop in 2017 due to competition between legacy and budget carriers — but beware of the ancillary fees.

Short-haul economy fares will drop 3 percent, while long-haul business class fares are expected to drop 1.5 percent in the U.S., according to an American Express Global Business Travel report out Wednesday. But ancillary fees, such charges for baggage or extra legroom, will somewhat offset the lower fares.

Airfares in the U.S. are expected to drop in 2017 due to competition between legacy and budget carriers — but beware of the ancillary fees.

Short-haul economy fares will drop 3 percent, while long-haul business class fares are expected to drop 1.5 percent in the U.S., according to an American Express Global Business Travel report out Wednesday. But ancillary fees, such charges for baggage or extra legroom, will somewhat offset the lower fares.

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