The average cost for a one-week trip for a family or group of four traveling to the Caribbean during the spring travel period is $7,152, and they can expect to pay around $3,253 for round-trip flights and $2,772 for one week in a hotel.
Hotwire.com today announced additional results from its third annual American Travel Behavior Survey, conducted online in October 2013 by Harris Poll on behalf of Hotwire among 2,020 U.S. adults ages 18+.
Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 8.0% compared to January 2013, an improvement over the December 2013 growth of 6.8% and the full year 2013 growth of 5.2%. January capacity increased 6.7%, pushing load factor up 0.9 percentage points to 78.1%.
Economists at the U.S. Travel Association have concluded research finding that the cancellation of one U.S. domestic flight for weather-related reasons costs $31,600 in passengers lost economic activity.
A4A projects spring 2014 air travel to rise to its highest level in six years with a record number of passengers expected to travel internationally on U.S. carriers. Approximately 129.5 million passengers (2.1 million per day) are expected to fly U.S. airlines during March and April compared to 128.2 million passengers in 2013.