10 America’s Cheapest Airports

 

Among America’s cheapest places to fly are a number of lesser-known airports in big cities across the country, new data from airfare watchers show. A deep survey of ticket prices from Cheapflights.com has ranked 101 airports by averaging real fares that users paid for departing flights in June 2012. Notably absent from the top of the list for deals are major airports like New York’s JFK, Washington’s Dulles or San Francisco International. Those big-ticket terminals rank among some of the most expensive, though that’s partially because they have so many more-expensive international departures. So-called secondary airports are the big winners on Cheapflights’ list, proving that a drive of an hour or two can save big money when shopping for airfares. Take a look at the 10 cheapest airports below — and the major markets that are nearby.

10: Bellingham International, Wa.

Bellingham International, Wa. (PhotoMediaWiki Alekmead)

Bellingham International, Wa. (PhotoMediaWiki Alekmead)

Average fare paid: $342
Near: Seattle

9: Chicago Midway, Ill.

Chicago Midway, Ill. (Photo MediaWiki Matt314)

Chicago Midway, Ill. (Photo MediaWiki Matt314)

Average fare paid: $339
Near: Chicago, of course

8: Oakland International Airport, Calif.

Oakland International Airport, Calif. (Photo Flickr SoulRider.222)

Oakland International Airport, Calif. (Photo Flickr SoulRider.222)

Average fare paid: $330
Near: San Francisco

7: Westchester County White Plains, N.Y.

Westchester County White Plains, N.Y. (PhotoMediaWikiNHRHS2010)

Westchester County White Plains, N.Y. (PhotoMediaWikiNHRHS2010)

Average fare paid: $324
Near: New York City

6: John Wayne Airport, Calif.

John Wayne Airport, Calif. (PhotoFlickrMarcin Wichary)

John Wayne Airport, Calif. (PhotoFlickrMarcin Wichary)

Average fare paid: $316
Near: Los Angeles

5: Lehigh Valley International Airport, Pa.

Lehigh Valley International Airport, Pa. (Photo FlickrLehigh Valley, PA)

Lehigh Valley International Airport, Pa. (Photo FlickrLehigh Valley, PA)

Average fare paid: $307
Near: Philadelphia

4: Harrisburg International Airport, Pa.

Harrisburg International Airport, Pa. (Photo Flickr Hey Paul)

Harrisburg International Airport, Pa. (Photo Flickr Hey Paul)

Average fare paid: $304
Near: Baltimore and Philadelphia

3: Fresno Yosemite International, Calif.

Fresno Yosemite International, Calif. (PhotoFlickr prayitno)

Fresno Yosemite International, Calif. (PhotoFlickr prayitno)

Average fare paid: $290
Near: San Francisco

2: Long Beach Airport, Calif.

Long Beach Airport, Calif. ( Photo FlickrSkilliShots)

Long Beach Airport, Calif. ( Photo FlickrSkilliShots)

Average fare paid: $250
Near: Los Angeles

1: Bob Hope Airport, Calif.

Bob Hope Airport, Calif. (Photo MediaWiki Rodhullandemu)

Bob Hope Airport, Calif. (Photo MediaWiki Rodhullandemu)

Average fare paid: $221
Near: Los Angeles

Source: Huffingtonpost



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