Looking to fly this holiday season? Be ready for fuller flights and higher fares, in spite of falling oil prices, as well as toil and trouble virtually everywhere.
With the heavy travel seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas nearly at hand, experts say global uncertainty may not necessarily result in empty flights. For most travelers, it's likely to be business as usual.
"You are going to feel like you are sitting very close to the person next to you on the plane," said Travel + Leisure's Amy Farley.
"Airlines cut back capacity a couple of years ago and they're doing really well because now their flights are flying fuller loads." Load factor represents the percentage of seats filled, and the U.S. airlines that recently reported quarterly earnings had load factors greater than 80 percent.