It is getting pretty bad. I got Tabra and myself to Cleveland in July last year for 450 a piece. This year, I have to go to Ohio at the end of July, and the cheapest I have found for one if over 700... so it basically looks like I will be going by myself. I tried Delta, but since they are still only listed as flying on Saturdays, and checking into that flight, it is over 900 per ticket. Not much use for my one hundred dollar Delta voucher. 🙂
I've been checking for Portland in June. Not finding anything under $800, and that's a bad connection. For a good connection that will get me into PDX at a decent hour, it's over $1000.