How to find great airfare deals: Watch the new players
When carriers take on new routes, you can expect a fare war. JetBlue and Southwest, for example, recently announced flights between Baltimore and Boston, giving AirTran, which currently dominates that route, a run for its money. Both V Australia and Delta began service from the United States to Australia this year, driving down prices for the existing carriers. And the new Jet America—which launched in July with $9 promotional fares from Newark, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Orlando—is adding more fuel to the fire.