No they are not in the USA as pricing without almost all fees and taxes. This is because of the vairability in fees and taxes on any point to point flights, including stops which then add more segment security or other fees for example. This is also a common pactice in the USA to have the price of an item not include sales taxes (unlike VAT taxes in most countries) so it seems cheaper as it would pre-tax.
For International flights it is even worse. Lets say you see a $159/ each way fare from JFK
, but that means you have to buy a round trip, very few seats at that price, flights only on Wednesdays when there is a full moon and of course none of the taxes and fees that could easily total $150 + of a round trip between those points. The fine print can make you go blind and seems to take up several inches in microtype.
Websites such as Expedia and Travelocity do show in the actual searches for specific flights the totals with all fees and taxes, a far more honest practice and one that I wish would be used by all airlines. They could advertize a EWR
flight as: "Round Trip from $415 - $430 *(including average applicable fees and taxes depending on your exact intinerary).