15Flying Is More Expensive
Flying just isn’t as affordable as it used to be. Before 9/11, you could get a good deal from New York City’s JFK airport to Paris and still have money left over to visit all of the major attractions that the City of Lights has to offer, plus buy all
of those Eiffel tower souvenirs. These days you have to plan ahead, budget to the very last penny, and use your points in order to get ahead.
Sure, there are plenty of low-cost carriers that can take you to Copenhagen or Reykjavik for less than $200 round-trip. But factor in all of the additional costs, including baggage fees, paying for your in-flight meals and WiFi, or even having to pay ahead for your assigned seat, and you're already spending more than you have to.