Spring Break almost here, deals still available

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – From Indianapolis International Airport, travelers can catch non-stop flights to some spring break destinations, including cities in Florida and California, and Montego Bay in Jamaica.

Spring break is usually between March 1 – April 15. Travelocity says good deals are still available, but customers need to shop around.

The travel site says domestic flights are about 15 percent more expensive this year than last. This year, they say an affordable domestic flight is $442 or less; internationally $806 is the benchmark.

The most popular U.S. destinations are cities in Florida and Hawaii, as well as Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The best deals, they say, can be found flying on off-peak days, packaging flight and hotel together and flying into a surrounding airport.

For international travelers, prices are about the same as last year, and Cancun, Mexico, remains the top destination.

At Indianapolis International, travelers do have some new parking options. Now the economy lot’s shuttle busses have GPS systems; monitors in the bus shelters tell travelers exactly how long until the bus picks them up.

“It just helps to reduce anxiety of travelers,” said Marsha Stone with the Indianapolis International Airport. “I think we all want to know, Disney promoted this, how long is the line going to be until I go onto my ride? It’s just eases traveler anxiety to know when is that bus going to actually be there.”

Another new option is to park on the roof of the airport parking garage, just outside check in. For passengers traveling for more than seven days, the rate drops from $18/day to $14/day.

Stone also said to check flight status before leaving for the airport.

Travelers can do that at WISHTV.com’s Flight Delays and Cancellations page or at the Indianapolis International Airport website.

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