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Photo: Song_about_summer (Shutterstock) For most people, traveling during the coronavirus pandemic has been strictly on an as-needed basis. That’s likely to change this summer. If you’re fully vaccinated with KN-95s in hand and ready to get the hell out of Dodge, don’t put off booking your trips much longer—now’s the time to take advantage of low prices and better perks before they’re gone forever. Beat the rush It’s hard to know exactly how much travel volume will increase this summer, but with many states and cities in the United States relaxing pandemic-related safety measures and international borders opening up, one thing’s for sure: A whole lot more people are going to be traveling than any time in the past two years. ( The federal indoor mask mandate expires on April 18, 2022 , but the Transportation Security Administration has already extended it once and could do so again.) Reading between the lines in recent articles about summer 2022 travel predictions, it’s obvious that airlines and travel companies are banking on that pesky “rock-bottom demand” thing going away very soon. That’s never good news for consumers. Ticket prices are about to go up—way up—and stay that way for the foreseeable future. Get your reservations in now while they’re still affordable, or at least less un affordable. Customers have the power—for now The coronavirus pandemic caused an immediate drop in demand for flights (and some hotels) that hasn’t quite bounced back yet. In addition to lowering prices, it has inspired some […]