air·​fare ˈer-ˌfer How to pronounce airfare (audio)
: fare for travel by airplane

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The main concern is that families will not be able to afford the airfare and will resort to driving, a more perilous mode of transportation. Andrea Sachs, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Mar. 2023 Gaw Capital paid for most of the $21,127 business-class airfare for an Illinois fund official attending its 2018 meeting at the Renaissance Resort in Okinawa, Japan — the state paid just $392. Neil Weinberg, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2023 In April, a mother and son who ran a nonprofit organization and an education company pleaded guilty to state charges of misusing welfare money, including on lavish gifts such as first-class airfare for Davis. CBS News, 22 Sep. 2022 In 2010, unable to afford airfare from her Boston home to visit her sick grandmother in Taiwan, artist Yu-Wen Wu, in a moment of Herzog-like madness and faith, Googled instructions for walking to Taipei. Vulture, 7 June 2022 Oliver said Barnes’s team sent the district an invoice and requested a $500 advance payment for Barnes’s airfare, which the district paid. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2023 Speaking of flying guests in, Netspend will launch the ultimate Big Game Weekend flyaway sweepstakes that features one grand prize for a lucky guest, including round-trip airfare, a meet-and-greet with O’Neal and spending money from Netspend. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Dec. 2022 Some cruise lines bundle in even more enviable perks, such as airfare, either economy, chartered, or business class, airport-to-ship transfers, laundry service, most or all specialty dining, and most or all shore excursions. Janice Wald Henderson, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Dec. 2022 After World War II, Australia offered British citizens extra-cheap airfare — 10 pounds — to encourage migration, and the Grimmer family was among those who made the move. Mark Shanahan,, 2 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of airfare was in 1917

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“Airfare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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