CheapOair data reveals deals for Labor Day weekend

Travelers will find deals to low-demand U.S. destinations and off-peak international destinations

August 5, 2014

CheapOair today released data showing the top destinations where its customers will be traveling over the Labor Day weekend. Labor Day travelers are typically faced with high summer fares, but due to a low-demand for U.S. destinations, and an increase in travel to off-peak international destinations, CheapOair is reporting more affordable airfare deals this year.

“By booking ahead of time, travelers will find tremendous Labor Day airfare deals,” said Thomas Spagnola, senior vice president of supplier relations at CheapOair. “We are seeing an extraordinary 106 percent increase in bookings to international beach destinations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean, demonstrating that our customers are finding low airfare deals to help them make the most of their last long summer weekend.”

This year, the average domestic airfare over Labor Day weekend on CheapOair is $310 roundtrip. Travelers seeking the best value can find low airfare deals to Denver, Orlando and Tampa, all under $300 roundtrip.

Most Popular U.S. Destinations Avg. Roundtrip Airfare Airfare Price Change 2014-13
Denver $268 40%
Orlando $269 -15%
Tampa $276 -6%
Washington, D.C. $289 -16%
Boston $293 -32%
Fort Lauderdale $310 -26%
Miami $336 10%
Los Angeles $339 -19%
San Francisco $354 -19%
Seattle $369 -1%

Looking abroad, off-peak international destinations such as St. Thomas, Cancun and San Jose Cabo are seeing a great increase in bookings. The average international airfare is just $537 roundtrip, and booking ahead could mean a trip to the Bahamas for almost half that price.

Most Popular International Destinations Avg. Roundtrip Airfare Airfare Price Change 2014-13
St. Thomas $278 -26%
The Bahamas $389 -17%
Puerto Vallarta $437 New to list
San Jose Cabo $469 5%
Aruba $474 6%
Panama City $487 -40%
Cancun $513 6%
Puerto Plata $577 -16%
Reykjavik $635 New to list
Dublin $1,149 New to list

The average prices above are based on bookings made on CheapOair.com by July 30, 2014 for travel between August 28 and September 3, 2014. Fares are roundtrip and include taxes and fees. Fares are based on historical data, are subject to change, and cannot be guaranteed at the time of booking. 

SOURCE CheapOair