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Historic airline fare data

jetwash

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Does anyone know where I can find historic data on airline fares from the 1980's and 1990's to compare them to the fares today on the same routes?

Most sites on the internet just compare the last year or two.
 

crxpilot

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Here it is in a nutshell:

From past to present, New York to California, only $99!
 

CaptSeth

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1977-78 - Delta or Eastern / Boston - Florida = $200.00 One Way

IIRC


YKMKR

When National was bought be Pan Am, a friend and I got a two for one round trip voucher, and then we bought a ticket for 110 round trip to FLL. So we went for 55 bucks each. That was 1979. Corrected for inflation, fares are about the same, which is why you and I are SUCKING WIND....
 

DX Jake

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Does anyone know where I can find historic data on airline fares from the 1980's and 1990's to compare them to the fares today on the same routes?

Most sites on the internet just compare the last year or two.

I have a Southwest Airlines "paper booklet schedule", similar to the one we use today. It's a lot thinner though. It's from 1981. It has all the Texas city pairs, along with the fares.
 

ualdriver

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Does anyone know where I can find historic data on airline fares from the 1980's and 1990's to compare them to the fares today on the same routes?

Most sites on the internet just compare the last year or two.

Are you willing to pay for the data?

http://www.harrellassociates.com/abenchmarking.asp

You might be able to get some data out of the BTS. I'd start here but I doubt you'll find more than 10-15 years of data. You might be able to contact the BTS directly and see if there is some way to access their older data. I've asked them how to access particular data fields in the past and they're pretty good about getting back to you.
 
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