Traveling is the only thing that you buy that makes you richer, many can attest to this adage. With the amount of travel deals available on many budget travel ticket sites, travel visions can be a reality. There is an abundance of cheap flights available within the US. If you’re like most people and unsure of where to start, then look no further, we have the solution here.
A study conducted in Aug 2016 revealed the prices of 12 carriers. The routes included flight cost for 10 of the most sought out routes in the US. What the study found was competitive pricing that one-way tickets each way between some of the most popular tourist destinations in the US such as Seattle-Miami, Atlanta and Chicago, San Francisco and Houston. For anyone planning to visit any of the cities listed above, don’t spend more money than you have to!
Five least expensive airline tickets
First let’s check out the five most affordable airlines. If you’re on the lookout for cheap airline tickets, give these airlines a look. The details below are listed for each airline and respective route. Take a look and decide which one is the perfect match for you and your wallet.
Average Ticket Price: $32.10
Remember we said budget tickets! Spirit is not actually the airline that you’ll be able to pop bottles! It is a great airline with insanely low ticket cost. Why low ticket cost you may ask? It is simply because Spirit has the least number of options out of all of the airlines. The Chicago to Atlanta route was the only route we were able to find and the price was less than half of the competitor. Therefore, Spirit airlines wins the top price for airline tickets. Maybe you can pop champagne because you didn’t spend all of the money on the airline ticket! .
Average Ticket Price: $61
Allegiant Airlines is another airline with limited options. We scoured the net and were able to find the flight from Las Vegas to Austin. The flight was $65, whereas going to Las Vegas from Austin surprisingly was $14 less, rounding off at $50. Total cost being $115.
Average Ticket Price: $130.75
Frontier is where we began to see a bit more variety when it comes to routes offered. Every route was available except for Los Angeles to New York and this is why the ticket price is a bit higher because of the variety offered with this airline. Frontier, although still affordable, San Francisco and Houston showed tickets for $69 each way (Houston to San Franscisco, San Frncisco to Houston). This ticket beat all others by at least $100.
Average Ticket Price: $145
Southwest was actually almost three times as expensive as Allegiant Airlines on the Austin to Las Vegas Route. The total cost was $150 from Austin to Vegas. Austin to Las Vegas route was the only route that Southwest had available in the study. Vegas to Austin was a tad bit cheaper coming in at $135.
Average Ticket Price: $146.90
American airlines conclude the list of the top 5 cheapest airlines. American airlines, to no surprise had every single flight available within the study. Actually, American was one of two airlines that had all flights listed. Interestingly enough, the cheapest fare found was a route two of the United States most popular tourist destinations: New York and Los Angeles. If you’re wondering the other airline who had all other flights it was Delta, who actually came in a close sixth place with the average ticket being $161.50 and the least expensive ticket was a one-way ticket from Los Angeles to New York, which was $136.10,
Five Most Expensive Airlines
Here you’ll see the five most expensive Airlines. We are sure you won’t be rushing here to your budget flight, however, with that being said, there are still some advantages and decent deals!
Sun Country Airlines
Average Ticket Price: $273.90
Sun County Airline boast the most expensive price for the Los Angeles to New York route for either way. This in fact, was the only route that Sun Country airlines had available from the study. From Los Angeles to New York and back cost a whopping $500 compared to the exact same flight with American Airlines which cost $286 roundtrip.
Average Ticket Price: $232.88
Alaska Airlines offered an impressive every route except between Atlanta and Chicago Although Alaska offers several available flights however the prices weren’t as budget friendly. Let’s just say the pricing department didn’t make us as happy as the abundance of routes! Alaska clocked in at the absolute highest price from Austin to Las Vegas-$384, one way. We think we are going to stick with Allegiant for $53. Clocking in at the highest price was the route from Austin to Las Vegas — $354 one way compared to Allegiant Airline’s low of $53. Going from Vegas to Austin ran another $207, making the $561 round-trip flight.
Average Ticket Price: $226.75
Virgin airlines came in at the second highest for the route between Austin and Las Vegas. Virgin America had only two routes available during the study Austin and Las Vegas and Los Angeles and New York. Virgin America tied with JetBlue Airlines for trips from Los Angeles to New York at an affordable $175. Don’t get too excited however, because Virgin came second in highest for trips from Austin to Vegas and back. The total cost $348 and $217 back and forth.
Average Ticket Price: $221
JetBlue’s serviced only two routes in our study. The routes were between LA and New York and Austin and Las Vegas. Jetblue came out marginally better than Virgin’s price for the Vegas trip. If you were to book your travel both ways, the cost would be $554.
Average Ticket Price: $180.65
The major airline United Airline, to our surprise had no one single route between LA and New York! The Chicago to Atlanta route was one of the most expensive ticket prices that we viewed, rounding out at $119 each way. Funny enough, United had neither the highest nor the lowest price for the remaining routes in the study.
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