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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - You're going to pay more this year than last to fly in the days right around Christmas.

The Wall Street Journal says Christmas-week fares are up 7.3 percent, and it's all because airlines have decreased capacity. More people are competing for fewer seats.

Thomas Nitzsche from Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions joined First @ 4 with some ways to take the sting out of the expense, and the pros and cons that go along with budget travel.

Click the video player above to hear what he had to say.

Be sure to check out Clearpoint Credit Counseling Service's Holiday Planner to help budget for your vacation.

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