Airfare from NYC is up quite a bit from last year. If I searched, I could find an occasional $99 or $119 fare. Now it's rare to find anything under $149 each way. Then you have the $25 fee for a second bag, curbside check in fee, $20 fee for the seats with more legroom, ect, ect.
What was a $225 round trip just a few years ago is over $400 these days.
If you are getting cheaper fares in your city, enjoy them. I doubt they will last.
When jet fuel was so high this summer, the airlines moved quickly to raise fees. Now fuel is down, but the fees remain the same.