The end of pandemic flight bargains? Air travel costs surging with more to come

  • A JetBlue Airways Airbus A321 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles on Feb. 19. (Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Patrick De Haan has a bird’s-eye view of skyrocketing prices around the country. He’s the head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, a company that crowdsources gas price data. But more recently, he is feeling the pain of emptying his wallet for one of the latest trends of surging costs — air travel.