Most Expensive US Airport to Fly Out of Is...
...Memphis International Airport
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2011 2:00 PM CST
Updated Dec 18, 2011 9:45 AM CST
A plane prepares to land at the Memphis International Airport in Tennessee.   (AP Photo/Greg Campbell)

(Newser) – Memphis, Tenn., is no place for thrifty travelers, or at least not those who prefer the open sky to the open road. The average price of a ticket at the Memphis International Airport is the highest among the top 100 largest airports in the US, according to a report released Tuesday by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. In Q2 of this year, passengers departing from and returning to the airport on a domestic flight paid an average of $476.22.

Cincinnati squeaked its way out of the top spot by a few pennies, with an average fare of $476.06. Washington Dulles; Huntsville, Ala., and Houston Bush filled out the top 5, in that order, reports the Memphis Business Journal. Where should penny-pinchers turn? Atlantic City, whose average was just $205.23. But bad news for travelers across the board: Domestic fares nationwide were up 8.5% over the year prior. (But most expensive is certainly better than most dangerous...)

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Count-Spatula
Dec 18, 2011 12:12 PM CST
Fares were up 8.5% not from market forces, but because the airlines have formed an illegal trust, and are basically a total racket now. When fare prices are exactly the same on every one of two dozen travel sites, price fixing and collusion are what's as work. This is illegal.
Jeffrey-Lebowski
Dec 15, 2011 4:46 AM CST
You mean we're free to leave?
stevsie
Dec 14, 2011 2:16 PM CST
i would pay 50.00 more a ticket if they'd privatize security and get rid of the tsa goon squad!