air·fare | \ˈer-ˌfer \

Definition of airfare 

: fare for travel by airplane

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But the probe into the airfare payment soon stalled, and Sidley Austin withdrew after city officials balked at high legal fees. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, "Kasim Reed’s South Africa trip probe restarts after concerns about cost," 3 July 2018 Possibly buoyed by low airfare costs, another 75,000 are expected to fly, an increase of more than 7 percent from last year and the most since 2001, AAA said. Colin Campbell,, "Nearly 1 million Marylanders expected to travel for Fourth of July holiday," 28 June 2018 Vos said his office limits the number of lawmakers who can attend any one conference and sets a fixed percentage of the total airfare costs that must be reimbursed by taxpayers. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Taxpayers reimbursed lawmakers $100,000 worth of travel expenses since 2015," 7 June 2018 The following prices were found on an airfare comparison site late last week for travel in July. 1. Rick Seaney, USA TODAY, "How much are you willing to pay for a convenient flight?," 22 May 2018 According to CheapOair, airfare prices to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International have dropped by 16 percent from 2013 to 2017. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Last-Minute Memorial Day Getaways," 14 May 2018 Overall, average round-trip international airfare rates are slightly higher compared to last year — up one percent — but Hipmunk found several international cities where there are bargains to be had. Justin Sablich, New York Times, "5 International Cities That Could Be Bargains for Summer Flights," 12 May 2018 Many airfare deals to Australia are to Sydney or Melbourne, but Qantas is offering some deals to smaller cities, in this case Cairns, a popular tropical destination and departure point for the Great Barrier Reef. Chris Erskine,, "LAX to Cairns, Australia, for $1,167 on Qantas," 27 Apr. 2018 But after spending roughly $2,500 on job fair ads, recruiting fees, and his airfare and hotel, Hall only ended up with one dishwasher from Puerto Rico. Katie Johnston,, "Cape employers look to Puerto Rico for seasonal staff," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of airfare

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airfare was in 1917

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English Language Learners Definition of airfare

: the money a person pays to travel on an airplane

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