Saving money on air travel is a favorite pastime of money expert Clark Howard and Team Clark. One way to do that is to find flight deals when and where you can.
A recent report from travel deals site Scott’s Cheap Flights lists U.S. airports with the most cheap flights and those with the least.
Which Airports Have the Most Domestic Flight Deals?
If you’re contemplating taking a trip in the near future, this list might come in handy as you search for cheap flights.
Let’s look at the top five airports for deals on airfare, according to Scott’s Cheap Flights.
|Airport / Code||Deals Over the Past 6 Months||Average Fare|
|Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)||195||$163|
|Newark Liberty International Airport/EWR||153||$159|
|Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)||151||$161|
|Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport/FLL||149||$150|
|Denver International Airport/DEN||142||$162|
Now let’s consider five of the airports with the least amount of deals, according to Scott’s Cheap Flights.
|Airport / Code||Deals Over the Past 12 Months||Columbia Metropolitan Airport|
|Inouye International Airport/HNL||13||$219|
|Columbia Metropolitan Airport/CAE||13||$169|
|Worcester Regional Airport/ORH||15||$188|
|McGhee Tyson Airport/TYS||20||$162|
|Greater Rochester International Airport/ROC||23||$170|
Read the complete report from Scott’s Cheap Flights.
How To Save When You Fly
Clark says he expects airfare to rise this year as the economics of flying is set to put more pricing pressure on customers.
“Unless the economy goes into a much more serious recession than I expect, you’re going to see that demand is going to outrun the supply of seats for all of ‘23,” Clark says.
Clark loves to travel — but not as much as he loves to save! Here are three travel tips that Clark uses to get the best deals regardless of the airports involved.
Search Online for Airfare Sales
Clark is a big fan of flight comparison websites that show the fares of different airlines. He usually starts his online search for cheap flights at Google Flights, which allows users to receive fare alerts to track prices.
He also likes to check Kayak.com, where he uses the Explore feature to find affordable destinations.
After you have an idea of what travel deals are available, the next thing you need to focus on is timing.
Know When To Book
If you want to save when you buy a plane ticket, make sure you shop on the right day.
The best day to book a cheap flight is Sunday for both domestic and international flights. Read our guide on the best times to schedule your next trip.
Avoid Airline Junk Fees
While there are some airline fees you can’t get around, there are others that you can.
You usually can keep your travel bill down if you avoid the following fees:
- Seat selection
- Boarding pass printing
Now that you know the top airports for travel deals and even when to book, all you need now is a destination.
Want to save money on your next flight? Read Clark’s guide on how to travel cheap.