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Cheap spring break: where to go and when

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

It’s a college student’s rite of passage to make the pilgrimage to the closest and warmest beach with a hefty crew of cronies. Fifty-five percent of college students are planning to travel for spring break this year, with Las Vegas, Cancun and San Diego topping the list of the hottest destinations, according to the latest booking and survey data from CheapTickets.com. Spring breakers are also flocking to Florida as the state’s beaches occupy five of the top 15 spots.

To help students find the most popular places to go and get the most bang for their buck, the CheapTickets College Crowdometer maps the spring break schedules of 50 of the largest U.S. colleges.

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The CheapTickets spring break list below identifies top college spring break destinations and calculates average hotel and flight prices.

CheapTickets.com top 10 college spring break destinations

2015 average daily hotel prices

% difference year-over-year

2015 average airfare

% difference year-over-year

Las Vegas, Nevada

$99

-12%

$337

-13%

Cancun, Mexico

$298

21%

$533

-4%

San Diego, California

$152

22%

$362

-7%

Los Cabos, Mexico

$242

7%

$489

-13%

Miami, Florida

$212

16%

$433

2%

Nassau, Bahamas

$368

42%

$509

7%

Daytona Beach, Florida

$155

8%

$349

0%

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

$104

7%

$309

-15%

Fort Myers, Florida

$248

48%

$353

-5%

South Padre Island, Texas

$143

14%

$377

-2%

 

Price is the biggest factor in deciding their spring break destination. College students are inherent cheapsters, after all. Party scene and weather also come into play. Seventy percent of students plan to spend less than $1,000 and are stretching budgets by buddying up and road-tripping:

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Be safe out there, you college cheapsters. Have a fun and cheap spring break. Don’t do anything we wouldn’t do. ;)

Story by Kelsie Ozamiz

Free travel vouchers: Share your seat for a treat

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

By Derek Brown

Volunteer your seat on an oversold flight for an airline voucher. Credit: Pylon757.

We all know that planes are packed, and the airlines need a little help when they overbook a flight. The solution: Make this summer vacation pay for your next airline ticket with a volunteer bump. The process — which works by volunteering to give up your seat in exchange for a later flight and travel voucher — can be especially fruitful during the busy summer travel season.

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Fly above the headlines with airfare under $200

Friday, May 13th, 2011

By Derek Brown

Airplane ticket costs shouldn’t stymie your summer vacation plans.  Even with increasing gas prices, you can still score plenty of cheap tickets for less than $200.

These sizzling summer fares stretch from sea to shining sea and each city in between: (more…)

Cheap flights of the week: Domestic deals, weekend flights

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Looking for the cheapest flights around? We scoured the latest deals and found two sweet flight sales you won’t want to miss: take your pick with super low domestic fares from AirTran Airways or cheap weekend flights with American, United  and US Airways.

AirTran for cheap domestic flights and more
Book by this Tuesday, October 12, 2010, and travel through January 26, 2011, for cheap round-trip fares starting as low as $88 to popular U.S. destinations and beyond. Sample round-trip fares include:

  • Atlanta to Indianapolis: $88
  • Boston to Chicago: $158
  • Philadelphia to San Juan: $158

Last-minute deals on American, United and US Airways
It’s still not too late to take that weekend getaway with cheap, last-minute flights from American Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways. For travel this weekend to popular U.S. destinations, you’ll find cheap fares like these:

  • Charlotte to New York: $96
  • Chicago to Des Moines: $110
  • Phoenix to San Diego: $148

See individual flight sales for complete terms and conditions.

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Cheap flight of the week: Last minute deals on Virgin America!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Get out of dodge in a pinch with last-minute flight deals from Virgin America, and you’ll find adventure in destinations across the U.S.

Virgin America for last minute fares!
Book by September 27, 2010, and travel through December 15, 2010, for cheap round-trips fares to popular U.S. destinations. Super cheap, sample fares include:

  • Los Angeles to San Francisco: $98
  • Boston to Las Vegas: $278
  • New York to Seattle: $298

See individual flight sale for complete terms and conditions.

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Cheap flights of the week: Air sales across America

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

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This week’s flights on the cheap are coming from Delta Air Lines and American Airlines! Fabulous round-trip flight deals to sunny LA or sultry Las Vegas are at your fingertips when you travel from August 17 through November 17, 2010.

Delta flights on sale through July 29, 2010, to West Palm Beach, New York City and more:

  • Denver to Salt Lake City: $78
  • Los Angeles to Las Vegas: $98
  • San Fransisco to Los Angeles: $98

American Airlines flights on sale to West Palm Beach, New York City and more:

  • Chicago to Atlanta: $138
  • Washington to Miami: $198
  • Orlando to Chicago: $188

This sale ends soon, so book fast to score with these sweet flight deals. See individual flight sales for complete terms and conditions.

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Tweet to win 2 round-trip airline tickets!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Follow CheapTickets on TwitterTwitter can’t buy you love, but it can help you win two free plane tickets from CheapTickets. Starting today, you can enter the CheapTickets Twitter Giveaway contest for your chance to win two round-trip, coach-class airfare vouchers valid for travel in the domestic United States.

To enter the contest, simply follow @CheapTickets on Twitter and retweet the contest message we’ve posted there today.

The contest ends in two days on Thursday, July 1, 2010, so be sure to post your tweet by 8:59 a.m. CT on July 1, 2010. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Twitter on Thursday. If that turns out to be you, be sure to reply to CheapTickets via direct message on Twitter within 48 hours. Remember, all entries must be received by 8:59 a.m. CT on July 1, 2010.

Ready to leave on a jet plane? Follow @CheapTickets on Twitter now for your chance to win and feel some CheapTickets love! (more…)

Cheap flights this week: Low fares to U.S., Mexico, beyond

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

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This week we’ve rounded up two super cheap flight sales to make your pocket book leap with joy. Just launched today, AirTran Airways is offering cheap round-trip fares to U.S. destinations, while Aeromexico‘s last-minute sale is still on top for fantastic flight deals to Mexico.

For U.S. destinations and beyond, check AirTran’s flight sale. Book your trip by June 29, 2010, and travel through November 17, 2010, for cheap round-trip flights like these:

  • Atlanta to Charlotte: $108
  • Orlando to Nassau: $88
  • Washington to Chicago: $192

Take off to Mexico for less with Aeromexico’s last-minute flight sale. Book by June 30, 2010, and travel now through June 30, 2010, for cheap round-trips fares that include:

  • Houston to Mexico City: $219
  • Las Vegas to Monterrey: $298
  • Los Angeles to Guadalajara: $270

See individual flight sales for complete terms and conditions.

For more cheap flights, check out our flight deals now.

Cheap flights of the week: Air Tran’s 72-hour sale

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

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Hunting for cheap flights? Find ‘em right here with our weekly roundup of the best airfares around. This week, we’ve got the spotlight on the just-launched AirTran Airways 72-hour sale!

Travel by AirTran and you can save big on cheap flights from coast to coast, and to island locations like Nassau and San Juan.  Book your flight by May 20, 2010, and  travel through November 10, 2010, for cheap airfares like these:

  • Orlando to Nassau: $88
  • Chicago to Miami: $198
  • New Orleans to Boston: $180

See the AirTran Airways sale for complete terms and conditions.

For additional sales, check out more flight deals now.

Top airfares of the week: United flights to Hawaii on sale

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

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Looking for cheap flights? You’ll find the hottest deals here each week with our roundup of the best airfares around! This week we’ve got news on a brand-new sale from United for cheap flights to Hawaii.

United Airlines: Mega savings on flights to Hawaii Save big on cheap flights to Hawaiian destinations like Maui and Honolulu. Book your flight by May 10, 2010, and  travel through August 30, 2010, for great round-trip fares like these:

  • New York City to Maui: $604
  • Arcata, California to Honolulu: $497
  • Chicago, IL to Honolulu: $575

See individual flight sales for complete terms and conditions. To see more flight sales, check out more flight deals now.