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

Definition of airfare

: fare for travel by airplane

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The travel club’s Leisure Travel Index finds that airfares on average are 10% more expensive compared with Independence Day in 2018. Mark Skoneki,, "Orlando No. 1 destination for Americans celebrating Independence Day, AAA says," 25 June 2019 But delays through the year-end holiday period, when planes are full and airfare is high, could further hurt airlines financially. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "'The stakes are too high to get this one wrong': Boeing 737 Max's grounding could hamper holiday travel," 19 June 2019 The chamber’s trip pricing includes airfare, accommodations and some meals. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Chamber to offer three overseas trips in 2020," 3 Aug. 2019 Price includes round-trip airfare to Athens; seven nights’ lodging in Athens, Nauplia, Olympia and Delphi; three-night cruise with stops at several Greek islands and Kusadasi, Turkey; 18 meals; land transportation; tours; and taxes. Washington Post, "Travel deals: Half-off resort rates in Mexico and airfare sale to Asia," 21 June 2019 The Chase Sapphire Reserve refunds cardholders $300 each year for a broad range of travel purchases including airfare and hotels, taxis and rideshare services, tolls, and tour operators. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "AmEx Platinum vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve—What's the Better Travel Card?," 17 June 2019 The 14-day tour costs $1,899, which includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles. Mary Forgione,, "Explore India’s Taj Mahal and Nepal’s Kathmandu for one low price," 5 June 2019 That does not include airfare, or the lengthy bar tabs, or even a ticket to the games. Zach Schonbrun, New York Times, "The University Is Fake. The Laughs Are Real.," 30 Mar. 2018 The package includes round-trip airfare from several major U.S. cities, accommodations and car rental. Leada Gore,, "St. Patrick's Day 2018: Best deals, discounts, freebies to celebrate all things Irish," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of airfare

1917, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of airfare

: the money a person pays to travel on an airplane

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