Flights are cheaper! Bad news: You're from the Midwest

Jason Cochran

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics came out with its periodic survey of airfares, and the downturn in travel showed up in the numbers.

Prices dropped 9.1% compared to late last year, the largest per-quarter drop in recorded history.

It's worth noting that the statistics don't include what people are paying to check their baggage.

Of the top 100 American airports, the ones with the highest average fares were Huntsville, AL, followed by Cincinnati. Rounding out the pricey list were Grand Rapids, MI; Savannah, GA; and Des Moines, IA.