air·​fare | \ ˈer-ˌfer How to pronounce airfare (audio) \

Definition of airfare

: fare for travel by airplane

Examples of airfare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Typically, tour costs do not include airfare and most suggest arriving to your departure city a day or two early to avoid jet lag. Sal Vaglica, USA TODAY, 8 Nov. 2021 Under a trip cancellation claim, you can be reimbursed for prepaid expenses like airfare, hotels, private excursions and tours. Erica Lamberg, Robb Report, 7 Nov. 2021 Unfortunately, transportation such as airfare, a new car, bus fare, etc. - even if required to attend the school - is a non-qualified expense, so it cannot be reimbursed from a 529 account. Brian Boswell, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 The Bid 2 End Cancer package is a VIP experience that includes four tickets to the game, first-class airfare, ground transportation and hotel rooms. Marc Malkin, Variety, 28 Sep. 2021 The cost of the suite also includes first-class airfare, a dedicated personal butler, a personal car with a driver and guide in every port, unlimited in-suite spa services, unlimited laundry, and dry cleaning, and daily canapes. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 24 Sep. 2021 No matter where they're headed, travelers must stay as flexible (booking refundable airfare, lodging and other expenses) and informed (staying on top of rules) as possible. Blane Bachelor, CNN, 22 Sep. 2021 In addition to the airfare, which cost nearly $6,000, Maniatis spent another $13,500 to reserve cruise tickets and lodging at La Selva, a spa retreat in the Ecuadorian jungle, for the trio, the affidavit stated. Jason Meisner,, 16 Sep. 2021 That offer, according to the Wall Street Journal, includes free round-trip airfare, plus four nights at an Orlando resort and tickets to three Universal theme parks. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 14 July 2021

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First Known Use of airfare

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Airfare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of airfare

: the money a person pays to travel on an airplane

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