Living close to an international airport doesn’t necessarily translate into cheaper fares on flights abroad. But a new study indicates that is the case for certain international airports across the United States.
A recent report from Scott’s Cheap Flights shows that the airports with the cheapest international flights have three things in common:
- Near a big city
- Among the busiest
- Not limited to one region
Which U.S. airports have the cheapest fares abroad?
The fact that the airports with the cheapest flights abroad aren’t concentrated in one geographical area is huge: It basically means that most of us are a relatively short distance from major savings on airfare.
Here are the top 10 U.S. airports with cheap international flights and the number of deals they had last year, according to Scott’s Cheap Flights.
Top 10 U.S. airports with cheap international flights
|Rank||U.S. airport||Number of deals in the last year|
|1||John F. Kennedy Airport||436|
|2||Los Angeles International Airport||353|
|3||Boston Logan International Airport||342|
|4||San Francisco International Airport||336|
|5||Newark Liberty International Airport||330|
|6||Chicago O’Hare International Airport||298|
|7||Miami International Airport||295|
|8||Washington Dulles International Airport||246|
|9||Orlando International Airport||226|
|10||Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport||219|
As you can see, JFK Airport in New York has the highest number of cheap international flights by far, according to Scott’s Cheap Flights.
Another reason for JFK’s #1 ranking is that the airport is one of the most connected in the United States, meaning that it is a leader in international flights.
Now that you know which international airports have the cheapest flights, you can incorporate money expert Clark Howard‘s #1 rule of travel.
“By following that simple rule, I’ve been able to visit every continent except Antarctica and every state except North Dakota. And I’ve done it all on a dime.” See how Clark travels for less.