November 4, 2008

Cheapflights.Com’s Travel Price Index – Chicago

How does the Windy City fare when it comes to buying an affordable airline ticket? According to the latest Travelnomics report released today by travel search engine, Chicago residents will have an easier time finding cheap departing Chicago flights. In "Travelnomics: The Travel Price Index," flight prices from 30 U.S. markets are compared to the cost of living index in those cities. Chicago came in below the index, signaling an opportunity for travelers to book now and save.

"Thanks to the city's two airports, and since many airlines have hubs in Chicago airports, travelers will have an easy time finding cheap flights from Chicago," said Carl Schwartz, chief travel officer for The other cities ranking as the most affordable to fly from include New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.

"Despite grim reports, our index shows that great airfare deals are still found in the country's top markets," continued Schwartz.

Cheapflights pulled Chicago airfare deals from its database containing millions of cheap flight deals and hundreds of deals partners. The cost-of-living data is supplied by the Economic Research Institute.

About is the best place to find cheap flight deals and up-to-date travel information. As a leading U.S. travel search engine, the site publishes one of the largest selections of airfare deals available online from a huge range of flight providers. Every day, travelers can search more than one million flight deals from both traditional and low-cost airlines, as well as smaller specialty-travel providers, plus handpicked deals and flight offers exclusive to The site's Flight & Travel Info section and Flight News blog are packed with destination travel guides, travel tips, news and information to help flyers enjoy the best possible travel experience, every time they fly.