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, has done some longer period analysis of this topic.


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:

image 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:


2 Responses to Fun and Games with Airline Ticket Prices


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.



January 27th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

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

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