Bing Travel Summer 2010 Forecast for US 'Domestic Airfares up more than 22 percent'

Fareologists at Bing Travel issued “initial forecast” for 2010 summer travel season, revealing an “expensive travel season ahead. This year, airfare for summer travel to domestic destinations averages $303 per ticket, up 22% from 2009 and 4% higher than 2008 fares. Travelers looking into Europe this summer will have difficulty finding bargains as airfare to […]

Fareologists at Bing Travel issued “initial forecast” for 2010 summer travel season, revealing an “expensive travel season ahead. This year, airfare for summer travel to domestic destinations averages $303 per ticket, up 22% from 2009 and 4% higher than 2008 fares. Travelers looking into Europe this summer will have difficulty finding bargains as airfare to European destinations averages $1,271 per ticket, up 29% from 2009. Although airfare is much higher compared with last summer, savvy travelers can lower their total trip costs by choosing destinations, such as Las Vegas, San Francisco, Honolulu and San Diego, where domestic hotel rates have dropped,” posted Microsoft.

New York City: • National average airfare: $293 per ticket • Average premium hotel rate: $266 per night
Seattle: • National average airfare: $313 per ticket • Average premium hotel rate: $205 per night
San Francisco: • National average airfare: $324 per ticket • Average premium hotel rate: $160 per night
Honolulu: • National average airfare: $714 per ticket • Average premium hotel rate: $160 per night
San Diego: • National average airfare: $321 per ticket • Average premium hotel rate: $160 per night

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