(NEXSTAR) – When it comes to air travel within the United States, your ticket could be cheaper just based on where you’re from.
Data from the US Bureau of Transportation shows the average cost of a domestic flight departing from 45 of the nation’s busiest airports – information valid in 2022 as airfares continue higher.
In April, airfares rose a record 18.6%, the biggest monthly increase since records began in 1963. And hotel prices rose 1.7% from March to April.
Southwest Airlines said last month it expected much higher revenue and profit this year as Americans flooded airports after postponing travel for two years. Southwest said its average fares rose 32% in the first three months of the year compared with the same period last year.
When it comes to the cheapest average fare, it pays to fly out of Florida. Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, came out on top with an average cost of $233.36. Orlando International Airport came in second, with $241.01. Miami International ($236.76) and Tampa International (270.88) make the top five behind Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas ($247.53).
Fares are based on the total value of the ticket, including the price set by the airline as well as any taxes and fees charged by an outside party at the time of purchase. The cost does not include the price of optional services, such as baggage or frequent flyer fees, and does not include any frequent flyer or “zero” fares.
Based on the latest data available from the last quarter of 2021, here are the 10 cheapest airports:
|first||Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport||FL||$233.36|
|2||Orlando International Airport||FL||$241.01|
|3||Harry Reid . International Airport||NV||$247.53|
|4||Miami International Airport||FL||$236.76|
|5||Tampa . International Airport||FL||$270.88|
|6||Chicago Midway Airport||IL||$271.84|
|7||Dallas Love Field||TX||$278.31|
|8||Oakland International Airport||SHIFT||$279.15|
|9||New Orleans International Airport||LA||$281.04|
The top three most expensive airports to fly to are Dulles International Airport in Washington DC ($408.08), followed by San Francisco International Airport ($400.66) and Detroit Metro Airport ($364).
|first||Dulles . International Airport||DC||$408.08|
|2||San Francisco International Airport||SHIFT||$ 400.66|
|3||Detroit Metro Airport||MIND||$366.33|
|4||Portland International Airport||OR||$364.40|
|5||John F. Kennedy International Airport||NY||$360.94|
|6||Charlotte / Douglas International Airport||NC||$356.60|
|7||Salt Lake City International Airport||UT||$356.30|
|8||San Diego International Airport||SHIFT||$352.58|
|9||Los Angeles International Airport||SHIFT||$350.25|
|ten||Boston Logan International Airport||GHOST||$347.43|
While it’s certainly not always practical to change one’s departure airport, for those lucky enough to have multiple airports to choose from a little plan can save some cash. significantly.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
https://www.wfla.com/news/see-the-10-cheapest-most-expensive-us-airports-to-fly-from/ Tampa one of the cheapest U.S. airports to fly from