According to AAA, the average cost of an international flight is up more than 30% this year compared to the same time in 2022.
As a result, travelers are scrambling for cheaper destinations offering cheaper flights.
Luckily, Priceline has done the hard work for us.
American travelers looking to plan an international vacation this summer have faced exorbitant airfare costs, especially to popular destinations like Europe and even destinations closer to home like Mexico and the Caribbean.
Even domestically, flight costs have gone up this year.
According to Priceline, there are still some affordable destinations to fly to early this summer from the United States. Priceline is a popular tool for finding deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and other travel experiences — and has released new data highlighting 5 affordable destinations you can fly to as summer kicks off.
While you may not find any incredible deals this summer since it’s predicted to be the busiest and most expensive travel season in years, you can still find cheaper airfare to these destinations.
These are the average prices for a flight from the U.S. to the following destinations, aggregating data from many different departure cities across the country:
1. Orlando, Florida
For travelers looking to stay close to home this summer, Orlando is one of the best domestic destinations in the U.S. where you can find good deals on airfare.
There are nonstop flights to Orlando from dozens of cities across the U.S., with round-trip flights for $150 or less from many places.
Orlando is best known for its theme parks, with visitors flocking to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando — but if theme parks aren’t your style, there’s also more to discover in Orlando.
- Priceline average flight cost across the U.S. — $314
Top 5 Travel Insurance Plans For 2023 Starting At $10 Per Week
2. Cancun, Mexico
Cancun is the most popular international vacation destination for Americans, and it’s one place where you can still find many great flight deals.
While the average airfare to Cancun is higher than average this summer, deals for under $250 round-trip can be found from many cities in the United States on budget airlines like Frontier and Spirit.
Travelers to Cancun this summer can enjoy great beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and activities like visiting Mayan ruins and cenotes.
- Priceline average flight cost across the U.S. — $536
3. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is one of the best international destinations to visit this summer if you’re looking for good deals on airfare. Punta Cana is the best airport to fly into for good deals on flights from the United States, with airfare as low as $350 round-trip.
This sunny Caribbean destination is known for its affordable all-inclusive resorts (many of which can be booked for under $150 per night) and beautiful beaches.
It’s also a great cultural destination, with the city of Santo Domingo offering lots to explore for travelers interested in history and culture.
- Priceline average flight cost across the U.S. — $817
4. Montego Bay, Jamaica
Another Caribbean destination with affordable flights from the United States is Montego Bay, Jamaica, with flights available for $250 or less.
Jamaica is a very popular destination for American travelers, who flock to this island destination known for its stunning beaches, friendly people, and laidback way of life.
If you’re looking for affordable all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, Jamaica is another great place to go, with many resorts available for under $150 a night.
- Priceline average flight cost across the U.S. — $884
5. London, United Kingdom
London is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for American travelers to visit. It’s also one of the best international destinations to fly to if you’re looking for good deals on flights.
Flights to London from the U.S. are regularly cheaper.
According to Priceline, the average cost of a flight to London from the U.S. this summer is $1,191. While still high, flying to London will be much cheaper than flying to other European destinations like France, Spain, Italy, or Greece this summer — by as much as $600!
- Priceline average flight cost across the U.S. — $1,191
Traveler Alert: Don’t Forget Travel Insurance For Your Next Trip!
↓ Join Our Community ↓
The Travel Off Path Community FB group has all the latest reopening news, conversations, and Q&A’s happening daily!
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR LATEST POSTS
Enter your email address to subscribe to Travel Off Path’s latest breaking travel news, straight to your inbox.
This article originally appeared on TravelOffPath.com
Sunday 7th of May 2023
No mention of the average cost of a hotel once you get there. Take London for instance!
Saturday 6th of May 2023
Nice try. There are lots of other places too.