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Definition of airfare

: fare for travel by airplane

Examples of airfare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kunze traveled to a work conference, paid for by Groundwork Ohio, in which her airfare cost $834 and the meals associated with the conference cost $281. cleveland, "Frank LaRose can decide on ballot drop boxes, Ohio appeals court says: Capitol Letter," 5 Oct. 2020 Travelers are waiting to buy their holiday airfare, too. Dallas News, "The pandemic has slashed holiday airfares, but tickets could be in short supply," 27 Sep. 2020 The auditor’s report said a city employee received several gifts from AAS and another company, including a trip to a San Francisco 49ers game on Dec. 20, 2014, where AAS paid for the ticket, airfare and hotel. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego moves to ban contractor at center of gift-giving controversy," 24 Sep. 2020 Trying to turn its empty seats to an advantage, Alaska Airlines announced a two-day airfare sale Tuesday that should delight pairs of passengers traveling together who dreamed of having their own row. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Alaska Airlines' buy-one, get-one fare sale comes with a bonus: an empty seat for COVID-19 safety," 15 Sep. 2020 However, airfare might not necessarily be cheaper than in years past. Olivia Harrison,, "What To Expect When Booking Holiday Travel This Year (Hint: It’s Probably Not Going To Be Cheaper)," 15 Sep. 2020 Pearson said PragerU paid his airfare to Los Angeles and gave him a modest honorarium for his work on the video. al, "Remembering 9/11: UA freshman hosts PragerU video," 11 Sep. 2020 The one exception is Basic Economy tickets, which are the cheapest airfare that lack many of the perks and amenities included with other fare classes. Kristen Leigh Painter, Star Tribune, "Changing your flight plans? No charge, the big airlines now say," 31 Aug. 2020 Commercial spending on airfare was down 84% in July from a year earlier, likely the result of businesses reducing risks and costs, Mastercard said. Jennifer Surane,, "Mastercard Sees Auto Rentals Gaining Share of Spending on Travel," 1 Sep. 2020

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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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19 Oct 2020

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“Airfare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of airfare

: the money a person pays to travel on an airplane

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