Fun and Games with Airline Ticket Prices

In: Interactive Maps Reference

27 Jan 2011

The Wall Street Journal has a nice article about the weekly ebbs and flows of airline ticket sales. If you want to dig deeper, farecompare.com has done some longer period analysis of this topic.

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Flipping the typical fare question on it’s head, below is a very cool interactive map where you input how much you want to spend and it will show you where you can fly for that much money:

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Kayak.com has also graphed a few charts of average ticket prices, and provides downloadable data:

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Finally, since we’re on the topic, I want to give a Chart Porn graphic design gold star to Hipmunk’s flight reservation site. It’s what selecting a flight should look like:

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2 Responses to Fun and Games with Airline Ticket Prices

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Siobhan R

January 27th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Wow, you’re not kidding – Hipmunk is exactly what a reservations site should look like. I hope they’ve copyrighted it – once you see it, you have to ask “why isn’t everyone presenting it this way?” I hope it brings them some bux.

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Dustin

January 27th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

FYI, the appearance of Kayak ads on the side is Adsense’s fault.

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