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The research and data team at Hopper helps consumers make smart travel choices backed by data and quantitative analysis. Using our vast datasets, we create reports that make sense of travel news and trends. We provide a wealth of data about pricing, scheduling, and airlines for every origin-destination combination.

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Which Airports Will Be The Most Crowded This Fourth of July?

Published on June 25, 2015

The Fourth of July is simultaneously one of the most popular and one of the most expensive weekends to travel. Air travel is only about 4% cheaper this year, but travelers will still be out in full force this year. Since it's such a popular holiday to travel, Hopper's data ...

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How to Save on Fourth of July Travel

Published on June 8, 2015

Summary:

  • Current prices for July 4th travel are down about $17 (or 4%) compared to the same time last year
  • Avoid the crowds - Las Vegas, Chicago, LA and New York City are the most popular destinations this year
  • Pick a bargain destination - New ...
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Hopper’s Consumer Airfare Index increased 7.1% in May, in line with April predictions of 6.4%

Published on June 1, 2015

Summary

  • Domestic airfare increased 7.1% between April and May, very close to our prediction of 6.4% last month

  • Airfare from Houston rose by a dramatic 12.6% last month while airfare from Raleigh/Durham only increased by 1.2%

  • Prices are ...

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7 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

Published on May 19, 2015

Summary:

  • Don’t procrastinate: We predict average flight prices will rise almost 10% over the next six weeks as summer booking gets into full swing. Flight prices typically rises sharply in the month before departure.
  • Pick the cheapest weeks to travel: The cheapest flight prices are available the ...
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Hopper’s Consumer Airfare Index Increased 1.8% in April, in Line with March Predictions of .7%

Published on May 15, 2015

Summary

  • Domestic airfare increased 1.8% between March and April, similar to our prediction of .7 last month
  • Prices are 10.8% cheaper this year as compared to last year
  • Airfare from Dallas rose by a whopping 29% while airfare from Cleveland dropped by 2.5%
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Hidden city ticket opportunities are more common than you think

Published on May 4, 2015

Summary:

  • Hidden city tickets, indirect flights in which the passenger disembarks at a connection, offer a less expensive direct flight options for 26% of domestic routes searched by consumers
  • Buyer Beware: most airlines explicitly prohibit exploiting hidden city price disparities in their conditions of carriage.  Airlines might restrict ...
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Hopper’s Consumer Airfare Index Increases 4.7% in March

Published on April 20, 2015

Summary

  • Domestic airfare increased 4.7% between February and March, in anticipation of spring and summer travel
  • Prices are 9.4% cheaper this year as compared to last year
  • Airfare from Dallas rose by a whopping 20.8%, while airfare from Fort Myers dropped by 4.9%

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How to save over $600 on flights to Europe this summer

Published on April 2, 2015

Summary

  • Travel at the start or end of summer - The cheapest times to fly to Europe this summer are in the beginning of May and the end of August. You can save as much as $250 per round-trip ticket over peak dates from mid-June through July.

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Where You Should Travel While the Dollar Is Strong

Published on March 17, 2015

Summary

  • This year, the US dollar buys about 20% more foreign currency in many countries

  • In many of these countries, flight prices from the US have also dropped due to competition with foreign air carriers as well as cheaper oil

  •  The top value ...
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Lifting Cuba travel embargo would cut flight costs almost 50%

Published on March 11, 2015

Summary:

  • American travel to Cuba is still highly restricted even after recently announced steps towards normalization of relations between the two countries
  • For most travelers in the US, the only way to visit Cuba is a lengthy, expensive, indirect trip via a third country, such as ...
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