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Here’s why your ticket price out of SLC seems so high right now

Nov 26, 2021, 11:48 AM | Updated: 11:49 am
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Cars drive past the passenger pickup area at Salt Lake International Airport in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Eurowings Discover will provide a new nonstop international flight between Salt Lake City and Frankfurt, Germany, beginning Monday, May 23, 2022. Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The average price of an airline ticket from Salt Lake City costs about $50 more now than it did at the end of 2020.

And while that may induce the feeling of sticker shock, Joe Brancatelli with the business travel website JoeSentMe, said it’s important to remember that what we’re seeing now are prices that are more along the lines of what we were seeing pre-pandemic.

“So now it really feels like sticker shock,” Brancatelli said, “back to 2019.”

Finding a less expensive ticket price is possible, he said, but because Delta Airlines controls so many flights out of Salt Lake City International Airport, finding a cheaper flight might mean you have to accept more stops.

“That’s basically going to be the only way for you to get your pricing down, to accept a less convenient flight possibly with a connection,” Brancatelli said.

However, there is some better news. Brancatelli said he expects to see air travel prices dip in January and February.

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Here’s why your ticket price out of SLC seems so high right now