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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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.
Dec 15, 2011 4:46 AM CST
You mean we're free to leave?
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!