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Travel Tip: The Best Routes & Rates for Summer Flights

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summerSummer travel means some airlines are picking up seasonal routes, which means more options on summer flights for you. Here’s what to look out for this summer.

One of the coolest, and most under-the-radar summer destinations is Iceland. This summer, Delta-KLM launched its seasonal route from John F. Kennedy Airport to Reykjavik, Iceland.

Their prices are competitive with, if not cheaper than, Icelandair, which flies year-round.

While Los Angeles to Honolulu is a frequent route all year long, summer means you have more options…like flying nonstop to the Big Island of Kona on Hawaiian Airlines. As long as this service is available—through mid-September—it drives up the competition among airlines.

Budget airlines also increase summer routes to cater to the leisure market. Spirit Airlines traditionally flies to vacation spots like the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Latin America. Now it’s connecting more U.S. cities, like Chicago to Baltimore and Portland, Oregon, and Minneapolis to Baltimore and Houston.

Bottom line, summer is peak travel season, but more competition helps control prices—somewhat. That can only benefit you in the long run.

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