- Kayak has a new chart that shows the median airfare of specific travel routes over time.
- The chart shows the median airfare for each month and compares historical median airfare prices with those from the previous year.
- You can also use the chart to compare median prices of plane tickets from a single origin to two separate destinations.
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Booking a flight can feel like a daunting task, but Kayak has released a new feature to help make the process easier.
The travel-booking site recently unveiled a new chart showing the median airfare of various travel routes over time, so people can get a sense of the most expensive months – and the cheapest – to travel to a destination.
Kayak’s chart lets users see the cheapest time to book airfare between destinations at a glance
For example, the chart below shows median airfare prices from New York to Amsterdam.
While flights have cost as little as $US415 in January and February, the same trip can cost as much as $US646 in July, according to Kayak.
To view more detailed numbers and compare historical prices of flights with those from the previous year, Kayak users can click on the “view year-over-year” box above the graph.
The prices of flights from New York to Amsterdam in 2018 were a bit higher than they were historically. For example, flights between the two cities in July cost $US646 on average, while in July 2018 median prices were as high as $US735, according to Kayak.
You can also use the chart to compare the median prices of plane tickets from a single origin to 2 different destinations
To do so, click the “compare destinations” box.
The chart below shows that flights from New York to Amsterdam, on average, are cheaper than flights from New York to Athens. Still, both travel routes follow similar patterns of price drops and increases.
To view the most information about the travel routes, users can click both the “view year-over-year” box and the “compare destinations” box:
To use the chart yourself, visit Kayak’s website.
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