I am always looking for the cheapest US airports to fly in and out of to get to my next fishing vacation.
I’d rather use my fishing vacation budget to go to a better fishing location or stay at a better fishing lodge.
Most of the prices for things on a fishing vacation are set. The fishing lodges, fishing tackle and other things are pretty set in stone with little price flexibility. However, plane tickets are the one place where you can find cheaper prices with not a ton of effort.
One of the things I do to try and save on plane tickets is generally fly the same airline. When flying in the US I use Southwest for a few simple reasons. There are no bag fees, a big deal when you are taking a lot of equipment. There are no ticket change fees, weather happens. Their airport terminals have good food and places to charge my computer and phone.
When I go international I generally use United Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Both provide good international flight service with plenty of airport hubs. With these three I can get about anywhere in the world.
The trick to getting a good ticket price is finding the cheapest US airports to fly in and out of.
Sometimes it’s cheaper to fly to or into another airport and if it saves a few hundred dollars it’s worth the effort. Recently CheapFlights.com released their 2016 Airport Affordability Report that gives you some good insight into what the cheapest US airports to fly in and out of are. The top ten cheapest airports in the US are:
|Rank||Airport||Ave Airfare||2015 Rank|
|1||Long Beach (Daugherty Field), CA (LGB)||$202||7|
|2||Dallas/Fort Worth International, TX (DFW)||$203||29|
|3||LaGuardia, NY (LGA)||$215||4|
|4||General Mitchell International, WI (MKE)||$230||66|
|5||Minneapolis-St Paul International, MN (MSP)||$237||22|
|6||Denver International, CO (DEN)||$242||13|
|7||Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International, FL (FLL)||$245||17|
|8||Chicago-O’Hare International, IL (ORD)||$246||5|
|9||Atlanta International, GA (ATL)||$249||2|
|10||Philadelphia International, PA (PHL)||$253||6|
The top ten cheapest US airports to fly in and out of gives everyone on both coasts and fishermen in the middle of the US plenty of options to fly in and out of. The report ranks the top 100 which is worth checking out for other options.
Spend some time doing the research and you can find yourself a few hundred dollars richer. And I know just that new fishing rod where you can spend the money you saved with a little work.
Safe travels on your next fishing vacation!