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This Formula Tells You If Your Flight Is a Good Deal

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James Dixon
May 18, 2016 07:30
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Flights are getting cheaper this year, but prices vary depending on your destination.

To figure out whether a flight is actually a good deal, Luiz Maykot, a data science analyst for Adobe, came up with a simple formula.

The formula is pretty straightforward: multiply the trip s round-trip miles by $0.032, then add $230.

Maykot explains how he came up with the formula:

I calculated the average price paid by everyone in the data sample, based on how many days in advance they purchased their tickets up to 300 days in advance .

Put simply, the number you crunch gives you a general idea of what the majority of flight prices have been in recent years.

MarketWatch explains the formula in a little more detail and also includes a calculator to help you do the math, so check out the full post at the link below.

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