Memorial Day Air Travel Forecast - Hopper Research

Memorial Day Air Travel Forecast

Patrick
By Patrick Surry
Posted May 19, 2016

More than 104,000 domestic flights, with 11.5M available seats, are scheduled for the Thursday through Monday of the Memorial Day weekend. Thursday and Friday are the busiest travel days, together accounting for 45% of the total volume.

Largely thanks to cheaper jet fuel, domestic flight prices are down about 8% on last year, and 20% on two years ago. Jet fuel is currently selling for about $1.16/gallon, vs $1.86 last year and $2.85 in May 2014.

Looking for a cheap getaway? Here are some of the popular low cost destinations from major cities for Memorial Day weekend. All prices reflect round-trip pricing.

Cheap destinations from New York City:

City

Good Deal

Fort Lauderdale

$122

West Palm Beach

$180

Charlotte

$185

Chicago

$187

Syracuse

$195

Durham

$195

Jacksonville

$202

Boston

$202

Buffalo

$204

Myrtle Beach

$209

Cheap destinations from Chicago:

City

Good Deal

Minneapolis

$54

Durham

$91

Charlotte

$92

Indianapolis

$103

Atlanta

$111

Denver

$115

Dallas

$116

Boston

$124

Nashville

$128

Baltimore

$131

Cheap destinations from Miami:

City

Good Deal

Tampa

$90

Orlando

$90

Atlanta

$120

Philadelphia

$140

New York City

$154

Baltimore

$160

Pittsburgh

$160

Las Vegas

$160

Washington D.C.

$170

Durham

$170

Cheap destinations from Atlanta:

City

Good Deal

Durham

$90

Orlando

$90

Milwaukee

$103

Tampa

$110

San Antonio

$120

New Orleans

$120

Kansas City

$130

Atlantic City

$130

Cincinnati

$130

Philadelphia

$130

Cheap destinations from Dallas:

City

Good Deal

Las Vegas

$108

Minneapolis

$111

Phoenix

$114

Chicago

$121

Baltimore

$134

New Orleans

$139

Atlanta

$141

Austin

$149

Milwaukee

$151

Denver

$152

Cheap destinations from Boston:

City

Good Deal

Baltimore

$120

Detroit

$130

Bennington

$160

Durham

$163

Chicago

$166

Minneapolis

$170

Dallas

$173

Tampa

$174

Richmond

$176

Buffalo

$180

Cheap destinations from Denver:

City

Good Deal

Salt Lake City

$100

Minneapolis

$100

Phoenix

$100

Las Vegas

$100

Dallas

$109

San Francisco

$140

Milwaukee

$140

Omaha

$140

Los Angeles

$150

Missoula

$150

Cheap destinations from Seattle:

City

Good Deal

Los Angeles

$120

Orange County

$140

Las Vegas

$150

Oakland

$170

San Jose

$170

San Francisco

$170

Spokane

$174

Sacramento

$180

Denver

$190

Burbank

$190

Cheap destinations from Los Angeles:

City

Good Deal

Las Vegas

$80

Phoenix

$80

Oakland

$90

Monterey

$122

San Francisco

$134

Seattle

$140

Tucson

$142

Dallas

$145

Sacramento

$160

Denver

$160

Cheap destinations from San Francisco:

City

Good Deal

Los Angeles

$134

San Diego

$150

Long Beach

$160

Orange County

$170

Denver

$170

Seattle

$180

Portland

$185

Salt Lake City

$190

Palm Springs

$190

Spokane

$193

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