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...)