As students across the United States pack their bags for a week away from their books, new research from Fly.com™ has identified an average airfare savings opportunity of $242 (or 48%) for top spring break destinations.

Fly.com’s latest data study reveals not only the most searched spring break destinations for major college towns in California, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., but also the airfare savings opportunity for each.

Top Spring Break Destinations

This year many travelers are choosing Florida for their mid-term getaway; with Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Miami, Tampa and Fort Myers proving to be the most popular destinations for flights between Feb. 23 and March 30, 2013.  Las Vegas and Mexican beach towns, Cabo and Cancun, are also favorite getaway options.

Other popular spring break destinations include Honolulu, San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New Orleans.

Airfare Savings

While the cost of airfare to top spring break destinations is up an average of 4.2%, compared with the 2012 spring break travel period, savvy travelers still have an opportunity to save money on each of this year’s most popular flight routes.

Data analysis from Fly.com’s Fare Calendars shows airfare savings of more than 50% when spring breakers change their travel dates by one or two days.  For instance, students from Georgetown University can score a roundtrip flight from Washington, D.C., to Fort Lauderdale on March 2-6 for only $171; a 52% savings compared to March 2-10 itineraries.

Check out our press release to see a complete list of the lowest spring break fares for the Top 10 routes from Boston, Columbus, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

About Fly.com Fare Calendars

Fly.com Fare Calendars identify where and when it is cheapest to fly over a 90-day period.  This makes them the perfect tool to save hundreds of dollars on last-minute spring break getaways. So what are you waiting for?  Visit Fly.com’s Fare Calendars to find cheap flights today!

Featured Image: Crandon Park Beach, Miami (Shutterstock.com)

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Michelle is director of public relations for Fly.com. A British native, Michelle has lived on three continents but, more importantly, she is an avid traveler. She is also an adventure enthusiast and her travels have included bungee jumping off Victoria Falls, kayaking to see brown bears (Alaska), surfing in Costa Rica, driving cattle in Wyoming, stunt flying in Hawaii, and swimming with sharks in Bora Bora.

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