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Labor Day travellers unfazed by soaring air-ticket, other costs

Rise in travel demand part of wave of strong consumer spending in some sectors
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:00
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The cost of air travel is soaring while consumers aren't seeing much growth in their disposable income - but that isn't deterring an estimated 2.65 million American leisure travellers who are flying over the Labor Day weekend, the most since 2007, according to the travel organisation AAA - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[WASHINGTON] The cost of air travel is soaring while consumers aren't seeing much growth in their disposable income - but that isn't deterring an estimated 2.65 million American leisure travellers who are flying over the Labor Day weekend, the most since 2007, according to the travel