Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) reported that August 2019 sales of airline tickets sold by US-based travel agencies decreased 1.6 percent to $7.9 billion compared with $8 billion in August  2018. The average US roundtrip ticket price was $483, approximately a 1 percent decrease from August 2018. The total number of passenger trips settled by ARC for US travel agencies decreased by about 1 percent to 24,817,349 compared with 24,944,296 in August 2018. US domestic trips decreased 0.6 percent while international passenger trips dropped 0.3 percent. Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) sales (includes fees for products and services such as upgraded seats and checked luggage) in August 2019 totaled $6.8 million, a 6.2 percent increase compared with the same month in 2018. EMD transaction volume increased by 5.2 percent in August 2019 compared with August 2018.