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    Most expensive flights in America

    While everybody has their own financial priorities, a 2017 survey from LearnVest Money Habits and Confessions revealed that 32% of Americans are thinking about financing vacations while only 7% are putting retirement savings at the forefront. The typical U.S. family does not only financially prioritize vacations from a mental standpoint: they put it into practice as well, with people setting aside on average about a tenth of their income for getaways. While fancy destinations can inspire travelers to dip into their wallet to fund cozy lodging, delicious cuisine and luxurious souvenirs, half the battle is just getting there.

    The average American family spends approximately 44% of its total vacation budget on getting to and from their getaway spot, a staggering figure especially when one considers that this accounts not only for flyers, but also for those commuting by cheaper means such as bus, car or train. For families who reach their destination by air, the average trip will set them back about $3,304. One can only wonder how much the most affluent Americans spend on sky travel.

    Using data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Stacker listed the 50 most expensive flight routes in America. The data is taken from a set containing the top 1,000 flight routes in the continental United States, and instead of accounting for specific airports, the routes simply list the arrival and departure metropolitan areas.

    Read on to see if flights to or from your city are among the nation’s most expensive.

    ALSO: Click here to see the cheapest flights in America.

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    #50. Memphis, TN to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $338.53
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,807 miles

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    #49. Charleston, SC to Los Angeles, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $339.13
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,206 miles

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    #48. Jacksonville, FL to Las Vegas, NV

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $340.19
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,965 miles

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    #47. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN to Philadelphia, PA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $340.37
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 980 miles

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    #46. Hartford, CT to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $340.60
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,050 miles

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    #45. Detroit, MI to San Diego, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $341.67
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,956 miles

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    #44. Detroit, MI to Salt Lake City, UT

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $342.55
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,481 miles

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    #43. Denver, CO to Madison, WI

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $344.64
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 826 miles

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    #42. Detroit, MI to Greenville/Spartanburg, SC

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $344.83
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 508 miles

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    #41. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX to Hartford, CT

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $345.49
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,471 miles

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    #40. Hartford, CT to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $345.56
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,625 miles

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    #39. Charlotte, NC to San Diego, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $345.75
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,077 miles

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    #38. Atlanta, GA to Sacramento, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $347.49
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,092 miles

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    #37. Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $347.56
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,329 miles

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    #36. Atlanta, GA to Los Angeles, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $348.06
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,947 miles

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    #35. Philadelphia, PA to San Diego, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $349.36
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,370 miles

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    #34. Salt Lake City, UT to Washington, DC

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $352.91
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,865 miles

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    #33. Huntsville, AL to Washington, DC

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $353.22
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 641 miles

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    #32. Pittsburgh, PA to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $354.81
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,254 miles

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    #31. Norfolk, VA to San Diego, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $356.06
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,330 miles

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    #30. Atlanta, GA to Portland, OR

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $356.13
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,172 miles

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    #29. Jacksonville, FL to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $356.74
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,366 miles

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    #28. New York City, NY to Salt Lake City, UT

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $357.13
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,022 miles

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    #27. Jacksonville, FL to Los Angeles, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $357.38
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,153 miles

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    #26. Charlotte, NC to Seattle, WA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $361.62
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,279 miles

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    #25. Atlanta, GA to San Diego, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $362.05
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,892 miles

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    #24. Fort Myers, FL to Los Angeles, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $365.05
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,238 miles

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    #23. Atlanta, GA to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $367.81
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,139 miles

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    #22. Fort Myers, FL to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $369.88
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,481 miles

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    #21. Atlanta, GA to Seattle, WA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $369.95
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,182 miles

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    #20. Cleveland, OH to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $370.58
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,187 miles

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    #19. Detroit, MI to Los Angeles, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $372.57
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,979 miles

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)—David Broad // Wikicommons
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    #18. Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $372.70
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,521 miles

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    #17. Charlotte, NC to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $375.25
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,296 miles

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    #16. Los Angeles, CA to Tampa, FL

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $381.18
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,158 miles

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    #15. Charlotte, NC to Los Angeles, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $381.54
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,125 miles

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    #14. San Francisco, CA to Tampa, FL

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $381.85
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,393 miles

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    #13. Detroit, MI to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $394.38
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,079 miles

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    #12. Aspen, CO to Los Angeles, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $396.96
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 737 miles

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    #11. Atlanta, GA to Salt Lake City, UT

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $397.75
    Airline: Delta (DL)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,590 miles

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    #10. Houston, TX to Philadelphia, PA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $409.68
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,336 miles

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    #9. Cleveland, OH to Houston, TX

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $410.67
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,106 miles

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    #8. San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $421.65
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,457 miles

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    #7. New York City, NY to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $439.25
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 2,619 miles

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    #6. Eagle, CO to Miami, FL

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $447.35
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,810 miles

  • Bozeman Airport, Montana—Amy Guth // Flickr
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    #5. Bozeman, MT to New York City, NY

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $463.32
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,902 miles

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    #4. Houston, TX to San Francisco, CA

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $463.80
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,649 miles

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    #3. Eagle, CO to New York City, NY

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $488.68
    Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,746 miles

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    #2. Jackson, WY to New York City, NY

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $515.04
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,894 miles

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    #1. Aspen, CO to New York City, NY

    Average carrier fare for one-way flight: $543.27
    Airline: United (UA)
    Nonstop distance between cities: 1,750 miles

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