These Domestic Flights Are Cheaper This Summer

The cost of U.S. domestic flights is down from last year, but why is that?

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(Image credit: Iam Anupong)

Taking domestic flights for your summer vacation might be the answer if you're looking for a cheap getaway this year. However, the cost of flying further afield is more expensive than ever, research has revealed. 

Data from travel company, Hopper shows that flights to Europe and Asia are at their highest in more than five years, with the average ticket to Europe costing $1,100 and an average flight to Asia costing more than $1,800. That’s around a $300 rise from last summer, and it means for a family of four you’d spend more than $4,000 on flights alone. 

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Destination Flight deal from Hopper
New York City$273
Orlando $215
Las Vegas$264
Los Angeles $326
Miami $252
Chicago $269

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Vaishali Varu

Vaishali graduated in journalism from Leeds University, UK. She has worked for her local news outlet, the Leicester Mercury as well as writing personal finance stories for digital publications, The Money Edit, MoneyWeek and GoodToKnow. When she is not writing about money-saving, deals, finance hacks and other personal finance topics, Vaishali likes to travel and she's a foodie.

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