The U.S. Department of Transportation looked at airfare in late 2013. Compared to the same time the previous year, airfare went up a whopping $1. The national average was $381.
How much you pay for a ticket depends on where you’re flying…FROM.
Long Beach, California, reported the lowest average airfare of $249. Southern California also has the third cheapest airport: Burbank.
So, depending on your route, either one could be a much better option than LAX, where the average airfare was $414.
Flying from Miami? The average airfare there was $385. You might be better off at the airport with the fourth-lowest fares in the country: Fort Lauderdale.
Everyone associates Dallas with DFW airport, but a great alternative is Dallas Love, where fares averaged only $291.
Those of you in Huntsville, Alabama, have some bad luck: Airfare there was the highest average in the country, at $528. But nearby Birmingham is a little better, at $421.
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