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Spring Break Just Got Cheaper

Fly.com Study Reveals 48% Savings for Most Popular Spring Break Flight Routes

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As students across the United States pack their bags for a week away from their books, new research from Fly.com™ has identified an average airfare savings opportunity of $242 (or 48%) for top spring break destinations.

This year, travelers from major college towns are overwhelmingly choosing Florida for their mid-term getaway; with Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Miami, Tampa and Fort Myers proving to be the most popular destinations for flights between Feb. 23 and March 30, 2013.  Las Vegas and two Mexican beach towns, Cabo and Cancun, are also favorite getaway options.

While the cost of airfare to these destinations is up an average of 4.2%, compared with the 2012 spring break travel period, savvy travelers can still save money on each of this year's most popular flight routes.  Data analysis from Fly.com's Fare Calendars tool reveals that spring breakers can save more than 50% on airfare if they change their travel dates by a day or two.  For instance, students from Georgetown University can score a roundtrip flight from Washington, D.C., to Fort Lauderdale on March 2-6 for only $171; a 52% savings compared to March 2-10 itineraries.

"Moving your preferred travel dates by one or two days is key to securing low-cost fares," said Warren Chang, vice president and general manager, Fly.com.  "Airfares can change from one day to the next but we have found that consumers can save hundreds of dollars when they pick the right day to travel.  Because Fly.com Fare Calendars identify where and when it is cheapest to fly over a 90-day period, they are a perfect tool for last-minute spring break getaways."

Other popular spring break destinations revealed through the Fly.com study include Honolulu and San Juan, Puerto Rico.  San Francisco and Los Angeles also rank highly with those flying from the East Coast.  New Orleans is only a favorite with spring breakers flying from Philadelphia, Detroit and New York. 

Fly.com used data collected from more than 2 million user searches and extracted domestic and international flights with travel dates between Feb. 23March 30, 2013 for major college towns in California, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.  This information was then correlated against Fly.com Fare Calendars pricing on Feb. 26 for the same travel period. 

To find the best fares for spring break travel, visit Fly.com's Fare Calendars.  

Boston:

2013 Top 10 Routes

Lowest Fare

Savings

1. Orlando

$178

47%

2. Fort Myers

$198

48%

3. Fort Lauderdale

$168

54%

4. San Juan, Puerto Rico

$252

48%

5. Miami

$239

52%

6. Las Vegas

$252

44%

7. Los Angeles

$278

37%

8. Tampa

$222

41%

9. San Francisco

$289

43%

10. Cancun

$375

31%

Columbus:

2013 Top 10 Routes

Lowest Fare

Savings

1. Orlando

$239

49%

2. Las Vegas

$281

45%

3. Fort Lauderdale

$232

55%

4. Miami

$261

56%

5. Fort Myers

$246

54%

6. Tampa

$238

51%

7. New York City

$234

49%

8. Phoenix

$288

46%

9. Los Angeles

$301

40%

10. Cancun

$352

59%

Detroit:

2013 Top 10 Routes

Lowest Fare

Savings

1. Denver

$118

72%

2. Fort Lauderdale

$208

61%

3. Orlando

$278

48%

4. Las Vegas

$268

39%

5. Tampa

$188

63%

6. Miami

$249

55%

7. Fort Myers

$220

55%

8. Cancun

$317

55%

9. Phoenix

$288

46%

10. New Orleans

$227

62%

Los Angeles:

2013 Top 10 Routes

Lowest Fare

Savings

1. Miami

$348

42%

2. Cabo

$289

53%

3. New York City

$278

43%

4. Honolulu

$379

50%

5. Fort Lauderdale

$228

62%

6. Las Vegas

$72

50%

7. Orlando

$329

36%

8. Chicago

$238

42%

9. San Francisco

$118

54%

10. London

$892

14%

New York City:

2013 Top 10 Routes

Lowest Fare

Savings

1. Miami

$218

52%

2. Fort Lauderdale

$168

60%

3. San Juan, Puerto Rico

$266

47%

4. Las Vegas

$313

31%

5. Orlando

$184

56%

6. Honolulu

$405

58%

7. San Francisco

$330

34%

8. Cancun

$372

46%

9. San Jose, Costa Rica

$405

48%

10. New Orleans

$236

65%

Philadelphia:

2013 Top 10 Routes

Lowest Fare

Savings

1. Fort Lauderdale

$217

50%

2. Tampa

$209

56%

3. Las Vegas

$292

39%

4. Miami

$251

51%

5. Los Angeles

$277

49%

6. Orlando

$203

54%

7. Fort Myers

$281

38%

8. San Francisco

$277

55%

9. New Orleans

$245

52%

10. San Juan, Puerto Rico

$301

45%

San Francisco:

2013 Top 10 Routes

Lowest Fare

Savings

1. New York City

$282

43%

2. Las Vegas

$118

58%

3. Cabo

$397

39%

4.  Honolulu

$380

48%

5.  Fort Lauderdale

$292

43%

6. Cancun

$429

37%

7. Chicago

$238

48%

8. Los Angeles

$118

54%

9. Portland, Oregon

$138

47%

10. Seattle

$178

42%

Washington D.C.:

2013 Top 10 Routes

Lowest Fare

Savings

1. Orlando

$140

49%

2. Fort Lauderdale

$94

69%

3. San Juan, Puerto Rico

$227

57%

4. Miami

$202

48%

5. Las Vegas

$304

43%

6. San Francisco

$308

39%

7. Los Angeles

$300

32%

8. Tampa

$150

55%

9. Cancun

$320

49%

10. New York City

$120

25%

About Fly.com
Fly.com™ (www.fly.com) is the world's easiest-to-use airfare search engine available in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Germany.  Fly.com scours major U.S. airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and then helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times.  Unlike online travel agencies, Fly.com is not a booking engine.  Instead, users are referred to their preferred website for direct booking.  Fly.com is owned by Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO).  

About Travelzoo
Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company.  With more than 26 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies.  Travelzoo's deal experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value.  In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc. 

Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.  These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions, markets in which we participate and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts.  When used in this press release, the words "expect", "predict", "project", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "seek" and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including changes in our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions and other factors discussed in our filings with the SEC.  We cannot guarantee any future levels of activity, performance or achievements.  Travelzoo undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.  Travelzoo and Top 20 are registered trademarks of Travelzoo.  All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners. 

Media Contact:
Michelle Erickson
Fly.com, North America
+1 (650) 316-6835
[email protected]

SOURCE Fly.com

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