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May 16, 2012 13:10 ET

Cheapflights.com Shows You Where to Travel for Less This Summer

Releases National and Regional Lists of Most Affordable Destinations to Fly to Based on Average Airfare

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2012) - Looking for an affordable summer trip? We always maintain that one of the secrets to traveling for less is to keep an open mind and see where the deals can take you. To help give you some ideas about where to start looking for a bargain, Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has compiled its list of the Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Fly this Summer.

We've poured over the deals our users have found on Cheapflights.com over the last 90 days and can tell you that, across the board, these are the destinations where travelers have found the lowest roundtrip airfare on average.

Rank Destination Average RT Airfare
1 Chicago, IL $218
2 Orlando, FL $236
3 New York, NY $238
4 Dallas, TX $240
5 Denver, CO $243
6 Washington, DC $244
7 Las Vegas, NV $244
8 Kansas City, MO $245
9 Fort Lauderdale, FL $245
10 Boston, MA $247

"There are so many great places on this list for a summer vacation or simply a weekend getaway, even if you are on a tight travel budget," said Lauren Sullivan, Cheapflights.com editor. "We have millions of visitors looking for deals on our site each month, and the results they have found over the last 90 days are a great way to help you narrow down where you can go for less. This list is a real cross section of trip options from big city to big mountains and even big roller coasters -- and they're some of the most accessible and affordable destinations no matter your departure point."

Of course, what matters even more is where users in your own part of the country have been finding deals. So, Cheapflights.com went one step further and sliced and diced the airfares by region. Whether you are leaving from the Southeast, the West Coast or any area in between, we have a 'top 10 most affordable places to fly' list for you. Here's the full rundown:

Methodology

Cheapflights reviewed the average roundtrip airfare users found to each airport over the last three months, first compiling the results for all users of the Cheapflights.com site to determine the national list. We then analyzed average airfares users found in searches for flights departing from the 10 most popular airports in each of the regions to create the localized lists.

About Cheapflights Media
Cheapflights Media is an international media network helping over 11 million visitors a month find top travel deals. Our Cheapflights brand was launched in 1996 and pioneered the online comparison of flight deals for users. Today, users compare a wide range of deals from hundreds of partners including online travel agents, consolidators and airlines to find the very best flight deals. With a mission to be the starting point for travel, Cheapflights works to deliver the industry's best airfare bargains, expert tips and inspiration. There are currently Cheapflights sites in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia & New Zealand, France, Italy and Spain. For more information, visit www.cheapflights.com. Our newest brand, Momondo, is a leading travel search engine for finding comprehensive worldwide pricing and availability on airfares. Winner of several awards, the site is ideal for users on specific travel schedules. For more information, visit www.momondo.com.

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