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wnyc:

Some frugal flying tips from Kayak after they analyzed billions of travel bookings on their site. More discussed on today’s Brian Lehrer Show.
CHEAPEST MONTHS TO FLY

 Domestic
September was the cheapest month to travel; average fares dropped to a low of $296.97
August was the least expensive month to travel in the summer
International
February and March were by far the cheapest months to fly with average airfares at $945.38 and $950.00, respectively
International airfares increased in April and May, bur domestic airfares dropped
POPULAR DESTINATIONS THAT OFFERED GREAT VALUE
Toronto, Canada was the only popular destination where airfare decreased in 2012
Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Tokyo, Mumbai and Nashville all increased in popularity in 2012 but did not see a large spike in airfare
Las Vegas was the most popular destination and also the fifth cheapest
POPULAR DESTINATIONS WITH RISING AIRFARES 
Anchorage, New Orleans and Beijing rose in both popularity and airfare
Lima saw the greatest airfare increase (up 33%), even though its popularity dropped by 16%
BEST MONTHS TO AVOID BUSY TRAVEL
January travel comprised just 5% of 2012 flight queries, indicating that the start of the year is the least busy time to fly

wnyc:

Some frugal flying tips from Kayak after they analyzed billions of travel bookings on their site. More discussed on today’s Brian Lehrer Show.

CHEAPEST MONTHS TO FLY

 Domestic

  • September was the cheapest month to travel; average fares dropped to a low of $296.97
  • August was the least expensive month to travel in the summer

International

  • February and March were by far the cheapest months to fly with average airfares at $945.38 and $950.00, respectively
  • International airfares increased in April and May, bur domestic airfares dropped

POPULAR DESTINATIONS THAT OFFERED GREAT VALUE

  • Toronto, Canada was the only popular destination where airfare decreased in 2012
  • Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Tokyo, Mumbai and Nashville all increased in popularity in 2012 but did not see a large spike in airfare
  • Las Vegas was the most popular destination and also the fifth cheapest

POPULAR DESTINATIONS WITH RISING AIRFARES 

  • Anchorage, New Orleans and Beijing rose in both popularity and airfare
  • Lima saw the greatest airfare increase (up 33%), even though its popularity dropped by 16%

BEST MONTHS TO AVOID BUSY TRAVEL

  • January travel comprised just 5% of 2012 flight queries, indicating that the start of the year is the least busy time to fly
Half of me is still in #Semarang #JKT#SRG#airport#airbus#a320#raybans#airasia#nofrills#livery#selca (at Terminal 3)

Half of me is still in #Semarang #JKT#SRG#airport#airbus#a320#raybans#airasia#nofrills#livery#selca (at Terminal 3)

Dubai bound #JFK #NYC #emirates #usa #uae #firsttime #airport (at Terminal 4)

Dubai bound #JFK #NYC #emirates #usa #uae #firsttime #airport (at Terminal 4)