CheapOair, a flight-focused, online travel agency, recently revealed the top 10 domestic destinations its consumers are traveling to for the Fourth of July holiday.
Data shows that average prices for the majority of the top destinations are down compared to last year, with the exception of three cities that are showing increases: Los Angeles, CA (up five percent), New York (up seven percent) and Seattle, WA (up 15 percent).
The largest price decrease seen between 2016 and 2017 for domestic destinations was reflected in bookings for Chicago, IL, showing a 23 percent decrease in airfare costs.
Additionally, CheapOair’s data shows that those looking to pay the lowest price for their trip should consider Fort Lauderdale, FL, as the average airfare cost is around $295. Las Vegas, NV came in as the most popular destination for the holiday, with a six percent decrease in airfare, rounding out at $345.
“Independence Day signifies the height of the travel season, as most consumers kick off their summer vacations this weekend," said Tom Spagnola, CheapOair’s senior vice president of supplier relations, in a written release. "As airfare prices continue to drop, total numbers of passengers booking flights continues to rise. This July 4th we are expecting to see 70 percent more flights booked than last year. Airline prices are only set to increase as we get closer to the July 4th holiday. Consumers should take advantage of the deals available now before they miss out on some great travel opportunities."
The fares and data referenced are averages, calculated based on bookings made beginning March 3 for travel departing and returning between July 1 – 8.
CheapOair is a flight-focused, hybrid travel agency that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone or live chat.