This Is The Best Answer You'll Get For Why Flying Is So Expensive
It's actually not about the fuel.
BY MATT MILLER | May 15, 2016 | Travel
Air travel isn't easy: Those Draconian bag restrictions, the security lines, the whole gel/liquid thing. Even for egotistical billionaires with their own fleet of flying machines, it can be a pain in the ass. Just ask Donald Trump.
But the absolute worst thing about air travel is the cost. Try flying on a long weekend or during a national holiday. Nope. Here's the deal: It's really the entire system that is totally fucked, creating costs from every which way—various taxes, insurance, runway fees, maintenance, etc., etc., etc.
So, next time you're booking a flight and bitching about the cost to no one in particular, blame this entire list of forces at play causing you to drop a few hundred dollars.
Life isn't fair. Just accept that.
Now, imagine how much it costs to fly like an expired can of Spam:
From: Esquire US.