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Rising oil costs aren't only reason for higher airfares

...blame."This is probably going to be the worst year we have seen in 10 years in terms of finding bargains," said Tom Parsons of, a Web site for travel deals.Even before turmoil in the Middle East drove oil prices higher...
Airlines start to roll back prices

...surprising that airlines couldn't risk raising prices 8 percent to 15 percent on financially stressed consumers.Tom Parsons, the CEO of, said economic turmoil could force airlines to do more than just cancel last month's...
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...move to return business fares to their earlier, higher levels, while US Airways kept discounts on some routes, said Tom Parsons, chief executive of the online travel site Trading of Conseco shares suspended INDIANAPOLIS - Trading...
Air carriers offer online booking lures

...Internet-only specials and enticements for frequent fliers. Though domestic carriers lead the way, consumer watchdog Tom Parsons said international lines also are active online. "For instance, on Cathay Pacific, two people could fly from New...
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Next trip can be bump away from better flight

...fuller flights, the risk (or hope) of being bumped has seemed to loom larger. Noting that, budget-travel guru Tom Parsons in November treated readers of his Best Fares magazine to several tips on the inexact art of getting bumped in order...
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Airlines raise fares after government's ticket tax returns

...along. "John Q. Consumer better sit around and wait until the dust settles, probably by Monday morning," said Tom Parsons, editor of Best Fares magazine. Rather than the full 10 percent, Northwest Airlines raised fares 4 percent - a step...
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Air fare sale criticized

...agree that the sale fares to Europe and the Caribbean are good. "I've never seen cheaper fares to Europe," said Tom Parsons, editor of Best Fares Discount Travel Magazine. And, Parsons notes, the real bonus is in the double frequent flier...
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Fans line up to buy Bill Clinton's autobiography for the $35 book dropped from 40 percent to 30 percent for orders made after June 14. Associated Press writers Tom Parsons, Jennifer Friedlin, Ula Ilnytzky and Jocelyn Noveck contributed to this report.
Business fliers change plans

...International Airport. That might be an indication that Augusta is losing some of its local business travelers, said Tom Parsons, the chief executive of the discount travel site Through a quick check this week on what a walk-up...
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Bigger losses for airlines expected

...the highest since 1992. Those losses are now sure to grow. "This incident is going to cost them billions," said Tom Parsons, chief executive of, a travel services firm, referring to the airlines. "This is something they've...