Everyone talks about the good old days, but it was a hassle and expensive. If you wanted to compare prices, you had to call each airline individually or go through a travel agency. And you just had to trust that they were giving you the best deal. I remember looking for a midweek flight from Louisville or Lexington KY to anywhere in Florida mid-January in the early 1990s. It costed $330. In 1990s dollars. Today I could find something for $200.