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CheapOair Analyzes Domestic and International Thanksgiving Travel Destinations

Leading Online Travel Agency Utilizes Year Over Year and Mobile Data to Rank Top Destinations This Holiday, Including New York and Cancun

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- CheapOair, a leading travel agency serving customers through CheapOair.com, today announced its top 10 international and national destinations for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. This year, New York, NY and Cancun, Mexico maintained the number one positions. Additionally, CheapOair utilized data from its suite of apps to identify top destinations booked through a variety of mobile platforms. Top destinations for mobile included Orlando, Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

Domestic Thanksgiving Travel Facts 2012 vs. 2011:
For this year's top 10 travel destinations for the Thanksgiving holiday, eight domestic cities remain the same, with New York once again claiming the top spot. With reasonable holiday airfare prices compared to other cities on the list, Chicago makes its debut on this year's list and pushes Phoenix out of the top five. New York, Orlando, and Denver rounded out the top three, with New York and Denver falling into the same ranking positions as last year despite increased airfare to both cities.


2012                          2011
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Destination     Avg. Fare     Destination     Avg. Fare
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New York        $424          New York        $386
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Orlando         $400          Los Angeles     $459
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Denver          $351          Denver          $324
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Chicago         $366          Phoenix         $402
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Los Angeles     $454          Orlando         $395
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Phoenix         $416          Boston          $383
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Dallas          $421          San Francisco   $494
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Boston          $435          Atlanta         $373
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Atlanta         $348          Las Vegas       $362
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San Francisco   $451          Seattle         $451
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2012 vs. 2011
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Destination         YOY
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New York            10%
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Orlando             1%
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Denver              8%
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Chicago             New
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Los Angeles         -1%
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Phoenix             3%
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Dallas              New
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Boston              13%
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Atlanta             -7%
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San Francisco       -9%
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International Thanksgiving Travel Facts 2012 vs. 2011:
Even with a 24% increase in airfare, customers continue to flock to Cancun this holiday season, allowing the destination to hold on to its number one spot for international Thanksgiving travel. With a decrease in airfare, London makes a big jump to second place on this year's list while Aruba takes fourth. Almost half of this year's list includes all new destinations, including Punta Cana, Managua, Lima and Puerto Vallarta, proving how Latin America is becoming a top travel destination this year. With flights to Lima on sale for less than $350, airfare for an international vacation will cost less than airfare to any of the top 10 domestic destinations this year.


2012                          2011
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Destination     Avg. Fare     Destination    Avg. Fare
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Cancun          $725          Cancun         $583
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London          $884          Nassau         $544
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Lima            $311          San Jose Cabo  $817
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Aruba           $610          Montego Bay    $567
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Nassau          $587          Paris          $852
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San Jose Cabo   $681          Mexico City    $483
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Puerto Vallarta $738          San Jose       $737
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Montego Bay     $632          Aruba          $985
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Punta Cana      $726          Santo Domingo  $591
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Managua         $681          London         $1,053
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2012 vs. 2011
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Destination          YOY
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Cancun               24%
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London               -16%
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Lima                 New
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Aruba                -38%
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Nassau               8%
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San Jose Cabo        -17%
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Puerto Vallarta      New
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Montego Bay          12%
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Punta Cana           New
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Managua              New
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Mobile Thanksgiving Travel Facts 2012:
CheapOair also compiled extensive mobile data on the top 10 travel destinations for the Thanksgiving holiday, comparing top destinations booked on the iPhone, iPad, Android and via the mobile website. While the same cities claim spots on multiple lists, the number one destination is different depending on the mobile platform used for booking.

California and Florida maintain the largest number of mobile bookings, as Los Angeles and Orlando rank as top choice destinations on three out of four mobile apps. Atlanta is the only other city in the top ten destinations to be booked by three out of four mobile users.


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     iPhone              Android              iPad           Mobile Website
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Orlando             Chicago             Philadelphia        Los Angeles
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Dallas              Los Angeles         Orlando             Denver
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Los Angeles         Kansas City         New York            Atlanta
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Philadelphia        Fort Lauderdale     Oakland, CA         Boston
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New York            Washington, D.C.    Miami               Chicago
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Seattle             Portland            Las Vegas           Fort Lauderdale
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Miami               San Francisco       Houston             Las Vegas
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Atlanta             Phoenix             Guangzhou           San Francisco
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San Francisco       Jacksonville        Sacramento, CA      Dallas
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Phoenix             Charlotte           Atlanta             Orlando
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CheapOair continually analyzes trends in the travel market in order to keep consumers and industry professionals informed and up-to-date on the most popular travel destinations and pricing trends.

ABOUT CHEAPOAIR:
As a leading supplier of cheap airfares, hotel reservations, car rentals and cheap vacation packages, CheapOair offers value and convenience to savvy shoppers looking for affordable, one-stop travel solutions. Their portfolio of products includes car rentals that start at just $10 a day, over 100 million airfares on 400 global airlines, 100,000 negotiated hotels and vacation packages, and the lowest guaranteed airfares. CheapOair is now available anywhere via the CheapOair Mobile App for Android, iPhone, Windows and the CheapOair mobile site.

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