Fly.com, a popular airfare search engine, recently released the results of a study that shows that travelers have a preference for domestic destinations rather than to Europe. The results are particularly focused on the change in travel preference for travelers in Houston, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In addition, a variety of US destinations have cheaper flights than this time last year, while flights to many European destinations cost more than twice what they cost last year.
The study made use of one million searches done on Fly.com. The results of the study show that interest in traveling to European destinations has decreased substantially and that Americans are now showing a preference for traveling to US destinations. Warren Chang, vice president and general manager at Fly.com, said that the findings are significant and that the shift in preference is the result of high oil prices, consolidation of airlines, and the emergence of low-cost carriers.
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