The table below offers a time series of the average domestic round-trip airfare as reported by U.S. passenger airlines to the U.S. Department of Transportation1. Included in the table are the average base fare, the average bag and change fee revenue per passenger, and the combined average “all-in” base fare. All metrics are expressed in both current and inflation-adjusted dollars ($2017) and does not include government-imposed taxes and fees.
1 Airfare data comes from the U.S. DOT Passenger Airline Origin and Destination Survey, a 10 percent sample of airline tickets from reporting carriers. The bag fee and change fee data comes from the U.S. DOT Form 41 Survey of U.S. Airlines.