Jacksonville International Airport is a bargain, especially when it’s compared to some of the most overpriced airports in the country.
Nate Silver, who runs the FiveThirtyEight blog for the New York Times, places Jacksonville and four other Florida cities in the top 15 least expensive airports.
Silver, a skilled statistician, pulls off some math wizardry to show JAX clocks in about $24 below the “fair fare” line. Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando and Tampa join Jacksonville on the cheap list.
In a fairly unsurprising turn, Atlanta, Houston and Washington D.C. are on the overpriced list. Coincidentally, those airports are also on my personal list of longest and most mind-numbingly boring layovers.