Leading Online Travel Agency’s Data Shows Average Airfare is Down 7 Percent Since Last Year
CheapOair, a leading flight-focused hybrid online travel agency, announced today the top ten domestic destinations its consumers are traveling to for the 4th of July holiday. Data shows that average prices for the majority of the top destinations are down compared to last year, with the exception of three cities that are showing increases—Los Angeles, CA (up 5%), New York—LaGuardia (up 7%), and Seattle, WA (up 15%).
The largest price decrease seen between 2016 and 2017 for domestic destinations was reflected in bookings for Chicago, IL, showing a 23 percent decrease in airfare costs. Additionally, CheapOair’s data shows that those looking to pay the lowest price for their trip should consider Ft. Lauderdale, FL, as the average airfare costs $295. Las Vegas, NV came in as the most popular destination for the holiday, with a 6 percent decrease in airfare, rounding out at $345.
“Independence Day signifies the height of the travel season, as most consumers kick off their summer vacations this weekend. As airfare prices continue to drop, total numbers of passengers booking flights continues to rise. This July 4th we are expecting to see 70 percent more flights booked than last year,” says Tom Spagnola, CheapOair’s Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations.
“Airline prices are only set to increase as we get closer to the July 4th holiday. Consumers should take advantage of the deals available now before they miss out on some great travel opportunities,” Spagnola adds.
Travelers can sign up to receive daily travel deals to various destinations, including the top Independence Day Holiday getaways for 2017, by making a CheapOair profile at CheapOair.com. For more information, please visit CheapOair.com, download the CheapOair app for iOS and Android or check out CheapOair’s Miles Away blog for travel tips and trends.
*The fares and data referenced are averages, calculated based on bookings made beginning March 3, 2017 for travel departing and returning between July 1, 2017 – July 8, 2017.
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