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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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How Much Should Your Flight Cost? Consumers Misestimate The Cost of Airfare By Almost 50%

Published on February 23, 2015

Summary:

  • We surveyed over 7,000 US consumers to measure their expectations about the cost of airfare
  • A typical consumer misestimates round trip fares by more than $200 or almost 50% above or below the actual price reflecting broad uncertainty about how much to pay
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Flee The Cold For Less This Spring Break

Published on February 10, 2015
Flee The Cold For Less This Spring Break

Summary:

  • The good news: overall prices for spring break flights are down about 8% compared to 2014
  • The bad news: the airlines know you’re coming, and you’ll pay up to 40% more for the most popular travel dates and destinations
  • Follow our money-saving tips so you can splurge on ...
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How the Bunny Saves You Money

Published on January 28, 2015

Summary:

  • Nobody wants to find out their plane ticket cost twice as much as the person next to them.  Buying your ticket at the right time can save you upwards of 40%.
  • Why wait?
    • For two out of every three flight searches, the price will drop ...
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Seahawks to beat Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX according to flight demand

Published on January 15, 2015

Summary:

  • Based on relative demand from their home airports, Seahawks and Patriots fans are the most confident that their team will play in the Super Bowl, in line with oddsmakers
  • Since Seahawks fans (and indeed all NFC fans) are much more confident than Patriots ones (and ...
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How to Save Money Traveling To The Best Ski Resorts

Published on December 30, 2014

Summary:

  • The Colorado ski destinations, served by Denver, are your best bet to save money on airfare for your ski trip, with good prices from a typical US destination around $300 round trip.
  • Average round trip flight prices to Utah (SLC), Stowe, VT (BTV),  Taos (ABQ) or ...
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This Year in Flights – 2014

Published on December 15, 2014
This Year in Flights – 2014

Summary

  • Typical domestic consumer airfare rose 3% from $326 to $336 over the past year
  • Jet fuel prices, which make up about 30% of a typical airline’s operating costs, fell nearly 33% over the same period according to IATA figures
  • 2014 also saw ...
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