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 Some of your options: Request a statement credit, pay with points at various online checkouts, purchase airfare and hotel stays, and purchase gift cards and merchandise. Kim Porter, USA TODAY, "The new American Express Green card has more perks than ever before," 31 Oct. 2019 Evans-Bye received a $10,000 grant from the National Science Foundation on top of airfare and accommodations in Washington, D.C. Andrew J. Campa, Glendale News-Press, "Clark Magnet’s Evans-Bye earns Presidential Award, which she describes as the ‘pinnacle’," 18 Oct. 2019 When budgeting your trip, make sure to add the cost of airfare and day excursions. Esther Trattner, San Diego Union-Tribune, "15 trips to take in retirement," 24 Sep. 2019 Most first-class airfares have flexible terms, which is to say the tickets can be changed or refunded. Christopher Elliott, King Features Syndicate, The Mercury News, "Travel Troubleshooter: What happened to my Hawaiian Airlines refund?," 2 Sep. 2019 Most first-class airfares have flexible terms, which is to say the tickets can be changed or refunded. Christopher Elliott,, "What happened to my Hawaiian Airlines refund? Travel Troubleshooter investigates.," 29 Aug. 2019 Air travel data also shows about 4% more people flying so far this year despite higher airfares. Chris Isidore, CNN, "Is a recession coming? Here's how to tell," 21 Aug. 2019 Hotel rooms, airfare, meals and travel accommodations will also be provided for players during the camps. Alex Andrejev,, "Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi weren’t satisfied with USA Basketball’s schedule. So they changed it.," 16 Aug. 2019 These young boys leave behind their friends and families and spend large amounts of money on visas, passports and airfares to chase their dreams. Ini-obong Nkang, Quartz Africa, "Europe’s search for soccer’s next big star is driving a modern-day slave trade," 14 Aug. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'airfare.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of airfare

1917, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about airfare

Time Traveler for airfare

Time Traveler

The first known use of airfare was in 1917

See more words from the same year

Statistics for airfare

Last Updated

11 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Airfare.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for airfare


How to pronounce airfare (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of airfare

: the money a person pays to travel on an airplane

More from Merriam-Webster on airfare

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with airfare

Nglish: Translation of airfare for Spanish Speakers

Comments on airfare

What made you want to look up airfare? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


strength of mind

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!