A United Airlines fare sale has slashed round-trip ticket prices between Cleveland and Miami by 42%. United started the sale at noon on July 22, dropping prices from $356 to $207, a saving of $149 according to Hopper’s Cleveland-Miami when to fly and buy report.
The majority of the sale fares have departure dates in September and October, but there are a small number available in August, and more scattered all the way through into early 2015. Ticket prices remained low through July 23, but data scientists at Hopper said they do not expect the sale to last long.
"The new fares offered by United are the lowest we've seen on the route in months, so travelers looking for cheap tickets between the two cities should act fast," advised Patrick Surry, Hopper’s chief data scientist. "We don't expect this fare sale to last longer than a few days and it will probably be over within a week."
United Airlines flights between Cleveland and Miami are not direct, but connect in either Chicago or Newark, clocking up a total flight time of between 6.5 and 8.5 hours. United is the leading carrier offering indirect flights between the two destinations, according to Hopper’s technical report on the route.
Alternatively, customers can choose to fly with the newly combined American-US Airways, which offers direct flights between the two cities, cutting travel time to just over three hours. Ticket prices on this route, however, are $452 – roughly twice the cost of the connecting United flights.
Airlines participating in fare sale: United
Start of fare sale: July 22
Fare sale length: TBD, but we don't expect the sale to last longer than a few days
Conditions: Most departure dates are available in September and October, but some dates are available all the way until 2015
Airfare savings: 42% lower than the average price reported in Hopper's flight report on the Cleveland to Miami route
-$207 round-trip between Cleveland and Miami on United, Sep 2 to Sep 9
-$211 round-trip between Cleveland and Miami on United, Oct 28 to Nov 4
-$214 round-trip between Cleveland and Miami on United, Oct 5 to Oct 15
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The research team at Hopper uses data drawn from a combined feed of Global Distribution System (GDS) data that includes 10 million flight price queries per day, containing about one billion individual trips per day, to provide insights on airline pricing to consumers.