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Holiday airfares remain stable for week of November 2
Tags: airfare index, blog index, christmas airfare, holiday airfares, priceline, priceline airfare index, thanksgiving airfare

 Let's start with the good news.  The national average airfare for Thanksgiving and December holiday travel stablized going into this week.  The average Thanksgiving airfare this week is $389 compared to $384 a week ago.  For the December holidays, the average airfare is now $427 compared to $430 a week ago.

On an itinerary-specific basis, some routes saw pretty hefty fare increases, while others dropped a bit.  Worth noting is that the 15 biggest fare increases were all double-digit.  I'm still expecting airfares to continue their climb as we head closer to the holidays and seats start to get sold out.

  

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel
Route
 Price
Change
Newark to Chicago
$331
-14%
Houston to Newark
$451
-13%
Newark to Denver
$435
-13%
Minneapolis to Newark
$388
-12%
Los Angeles to San Francisco
$146
-11%
Dallas to Baltimore
$430
-11%
Denver to Boston
$400
-9%
Chicago to Newark
$374
-8%
San Juan to Orlando
$295
-8%
Washington, DC to Dallas
$482
-8%
Dallas to New York City
$479
-8%
Boston to Orlando
$413
-7%
Fort Lauderdale to New York City
$248
-6%
Detroit to Orlando
$281
-6%
New York City to Fort Lauderdale
$348
-5%
Atlanta to Baltimore
$280
15%
New York City to Milwaukee
$371
15%
New York City to New Orleans
$514
15%
Charlotte to Newark
$315
16%
Miami to Baltimore
$295
17%
Seattle to Newark
$543
18%
New York City to Detroit
$427
18%
Newark to San Diego
$566
18%
Baltimore to Dallas
$637
19%
Newark to New Orleans
$554
20%
Newark to Nashville
$509
21%
New York City to Minneapolis
$403
22%
Seattle to Chicago
$591
22%
Newark to Minneapolis
$460
26%
San Diego to Chicago
$593
34%

 

Winter Holiday Travel
Route
 Price
Change
Sacramento to Tampa
$380
-28%
Washington, DC to Dallas
$294
-15%
Tampa to Newark
$285
-14%
Washington, DC to Chicago
$262
-14%
Chicago to Fort Lauderdale
$354
-13%
San Juan to Orlando
$280
-12%
Philadelphia to Las Vegas
$316
-11%
Charlotte to New York City
$237
-10%
New York City to West Palm Beach
$475
-9%
Seattle to San Francisco
$202
-9%
Washington, DC to Denver
$384
-9%
Chicago to Los Angeles
$408
-9%
Newark to Fort Myers
$418
-8%
New York City to Fort Myers
$420
-7%
Seattle to Honolulu
$767
-7%
Los Angeles to Miami
$579
12%
Minneapolis to Fresno
$409
12%
New York City to Detroit
$316
13%
Los Angeles to Chicago
$525
13%
Seattle to Newark
$427
13%
Seattle to Baltimore
$529
13%
Los Angeles to Houston
$524
13%
Washington, DC to Phoenix
$539
14%
Houston to Los Angeles
$497
14%
Seattle to Tampa
$579
15%
San Diego to Newark
$615
16%
Seattle to Detroit
$563
16%
Seattle to Boston
$524
17%
Charlotte to Sacramento
$505
18%
Seattle to Minneapolis
$471
18%

 

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