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DC Among Top 10 Cities for Thanksgiving Airline Travel Destinations

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Washington, D.C. has emerged at rank number 9 among top 10 destinations for fliers this Thanksgiving season.

The ranking was based on airline ticket sales from over 12,000 U.S. travel agency locations, according to Arlington, Virginia based Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).

New York ranked first in the list this year. Las Vegas will witness a 11 percent rise in air travel this Thanksgiving season. Visitors to Los Angeles, which was ranked 4th in the list, grew by nine percent and Orlando is expected to see a seven percent jump in visitors this season. Over 500,000 round-trip itineraries were included in the study for travel within the U.S.

This year the average round-trip airline ticket price for Thanksgiving travel is $487, which is a two percent increase from last year.

ARC is an industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence. “ARC settled $88.5 billion in ticket transactions in 2017 between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 287 million passenger trips,” according to ARC website. “ARC provides flexible distribution solutions, innovative technology and access to the world’s most comprehensive air ticket transaction data, helping the global air travel community connect, grow and thrive.”

Among the 10 top Thanksgiving travel destinations for 2018, New York was listed at rank one, followed by Orlando at rank 2, and Las Vegas at rank 3. Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, and Miami were also among the top ten destinations in the list.

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