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These 10 U.S. Cities Will Be Cheaper For Americans To Fly To In 2024

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With prices soaring to never-seen-before levels, travelers are having an increasingly hard time budgeting for their upcoming adventures.

However, in a surprising turn of events, several major U.S. hotspots are expected to become more accessible this upcoming year, with airfare dropping at double-digit rates.

View of California state capitol building in Sacramento

According to Kayak, one of the travel industry’s largest metasearch engines, these 10 cities, in particular, will experience significant inbound flight cost discounts come 2024, and chances are many of them are already on your bucket list.

1. Philadelphia

Tickets to the City of Brotherly Love are set to be discounted, on average, a whopping 39% come 2024, making this the best year to finally experience the city’s rich history, vibrant culture, and iconic landmarks.

aerial view of downtown Philadelphia

With Philadelphia International Airport continuing to expand its services, competition among airlines is at an all-time high, allowing U.S. travelers to take in the sights of America’s birthplace for a fraction of the price.

Once here, your itinerary will be jam-packed.

History buffs can marvel at Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a hallowed ground where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were famously debated and adopted.

independence hall, philadelphia

There, you can stand in the very room where the Founding Fathers forged the nation's principles and explore the adjacent Liberty Bell, an enduring symbol of freedom.

After what will feel like a trip back in time, you can go on a sightseeing trip that includes the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Reading Terminal Market, and the Franklin Institute, just to name a few.

2. Fairbanks

Not only has Alaska always been a dream destination for nature enthusiasts across the country, but Fairbanks, its crown jewel, has reached new popularity heights thanks to being one of North America’s best places to witness the Northern Lights.

the northern lights, Fairbanks, Alaska

So, if you’ve always been curious to explore the Alaskan wilderness and see the jaw-dropping phenomenon for yourself, these upcoming months may be the best time to make the trip to Fairbanks, which you can expect to cost roughly 37% less than it does right now.

3. Minneapolis

Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, Minneapolis offers an unexpected blend of natural beauty and urban allure, becoming more and more popular among travelers looking to experience “the real America.”


That’s why airlines, trying their best to keep up with demand, are constantly adding new routes to the now-famous Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (which, by the way, allows you to skip long security lines with advanced reservations), causing airfare prices to plunge in the process.

So, take advantage of the 34% lower plane tickets this next year to explore the city’s thriving arts scene, picturesque lakes, and vibrant neighborhoods without straining your budget.

4. Anchorage

Yet another Alaskan gem makes it to the top 5, but this time, you’ll be presented with an entirely different set of sights and attractions to enjoy.

Anchorage’s proximity to many of the state’s most iconic landmarks, including Denali National Park and the Kenai Fjords, makes it the ultimate choice for adventure-seeking travelers planning their next winter escape.

hiker at Denali National Park

The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport welcomes visitors with open arms and airfare that comes with a steep, 32% discount, so get your bags ready and plan your excursions to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and the fascinating Anchorage Museum.

5. Sacramento

While California’s capital is often overshadowed by its flashier, more famous neighbors, budget-conscious travelers have already recognized its value as a captivating yet reasonably-priced hotspot. 

aerial view of Sacramento

With its emerging culinary scene, historic districts, and convenient proximity to Napa Valley, Sacramento is anything but boring – and after the 30% decrease in plane tickets to the city are expected to see next year, travelers can explore its undeniable charm without the premium price tag often associated with other Californian destinations.

Rounding Up The Top 10

Below, you’ll find the rest of the gorgeous U.S. cities set to become cheaper to visit next year, and their respective airfare price drops (in percentage)

tucson arizona city skyline at sunset

6. Tucson – 29%

7. Seattle – 29%

8. Nashville – 28%

9. Pensacola – 26%

10. Portland – 25%

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