August 02, 2012 at 07:30 AM EDT
Fly.com Reveals Most Popular Travel Destinations for Labor Day

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fly.com™, the world's easiest-to-use airfare search engine, today announced America's top 10 most popular travel destinations for Labor Day, based on data from more than 3 million user searches.  

U.S. destinations dominate Fly.com's latest study results, with New York City edging out Las Vegas as America's favorite place to visit over Labor Day.  The Big Apple and Sin City are joined in the top five by Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The West is also well-represented, with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu taking the seventh, eighth and tenth places respectively.  Lima is the only international destination of choice, due in large part to a $239 roundtrip airfare deal (published in June) that saved LA travelers more than $500 on regular fares. 

Top Destinations (1-5)

Average Domestic Fare*


Top Destinations (6-10)

Average Domestic Fare*

1. New York City

$394


6. Chicago

$354

2. Las Vegas

$267


7. Los Angeles

$377

3. Orlando

$289


8. San Francisco

$378

4. San Juan, Puerto Rico

$310


9. Lima, Peru

n/a

5. Fort Lauderdale

$283


10. Honolulu

$333

* Average Domestic Airline Itinerary Fares By Origin City for Q1 2012, U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

"Labor Day is often thought of as the last chance for a summer vacation," said Warren Chang, vice president and general manager, Fly.com.  "Similar to the trend that we uncovered in the spring, Americans are still favoring travel within the United States – at least for this particular federal holiday.  This is likely due to aggressive deals from domestic airlines, which have recently targeted the late summer and early fall." 

Fly.com used data collected from more than 3 million user searches and extracted domestic and international flights with departure dates Aug. 25 - Sept. 1 and return dates Sept. 2 - 9.  The study period included all searches conducted June 1 - July 18, 2012. 

To find the best fares for Labor Day, visit www.fly.com/laborday.   

About Fly.com
Fly.com™ (www.fly.com) is the world's easiest-to-use airfare search engine available in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Germany.  Fly.com scours major U.S. airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and then helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times.  Unlike online travel agencies, Fly.com is not a booking engine.  Instead, users are referred to their preferred website for direct booking.  Fly.com is owned by Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO).  

About Travelzoo
Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company.  With more than 25 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies.  Travelzoo's deal experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value.  In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc. 

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Media Contact:  
Michelle Erickson
Fly.com, North America
+1 (650) 316-6835
merickson@fly.com 

SOURCE Travelzoo

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