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Find the happiest flights this Memorial Day weekend

The long Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner — have you booked your flights for a relaxing weekend yet? Routehappy helps you find the happiest flight for the lowest price, no matter where you’re jetting off to.

Let’s take an example: you want to head from LA to Miami for the weekend, leaving the Friday before Memorial Day, returning Monday.

The happiest flight is right there in our default Happiness Sort: an Elated 8.9 on Virgin America to Fort Lauderdale, with all the amenities and extra-wide, Roomier seats. And that $608 price looks pretty good for booking just a couple weeks out.

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But we all want to see how that price matches up against the competition. So let’s see what happens when you use Routehappy’s powerful Cheapest sort.

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The Cheapest sort ranks flights first by price, and then by Happiness Score.

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Yikes! Who would have thought that a direct flight on American Airlines would be cheaper than ultra-low cost carrier Spirit? And Spirit’s cheapest involves spending three hours more on a plane, flying via Detroit and getting a Tight seat. Nicely avoided, savvy traveler.

Another Routehappy bonus: check out all those American options going for $537. Routehappy’s the only flight search site that shows you how each of those flights is different so you can make an educated decision based on what you want most.

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If comfort is the most important thing for you (and it is for most people), that 777 flight is the best. Those international-configuration 777s are more than an inch roomier than the smaller 737s, and the 2-5-2 layout means that people traveling in pairs can snag themselves their own little section.

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But, as our More Details page shows you, you’ll know to bring your iPad or a really good book to keep yourself entertained.

With all the information you need from Routehappy’s team of Flight Geniuses, you can figure out what’s most important to you: how about a Boeing 737-800 with plugs, Wi-Fi and the possibility of “Netflix-server-in-a-plane” streaming video? Or you might prefer a Boeing 767 with the popular 2-3-2 layout: fewer neighbors and only one middle seat per row.

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Posted in American, Boeing 737, Boeing 767, Boeing 777, Los Angeles, Miami, Plugs, Seats, Type of plane, Virgin America, Wi-Fi

Do you agree that American wins on the LAX-JFK route?

AA: American Airlines: "On the LAX-JFK transcontinental route in Business Class... American wins for overall comfort — seats are comfortable and there's something nice about being in a widebody jet for that long a trip, and American is the only airline that flies a widebody." -Jonathan G, on Routehappy
Do you agree with Jonathan? Sound off in the comments below, read more reviews from Jonathan G, more about American Airlines or find a happier flight from LAX to JFK!

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Posted in Airline, American, Boeing 767, Flyer tips, Los Angeles, New York, Seat Layout, Seats, Type of plane

Houstonians! Fly like your Congresscritter.

[image of aircraft seat layout configuration] Vote for roominess. United flies between Houston and Washington over a dozen times a day. Just one of those planes uses a spacious Boeing 767 with roomier seats and fewer neighbors. Routehappy.
Sequester uncomfortable flying, whether you’re traveling from Houston Hobby or Bush Intercontinental. Heading to the nation’s capital from Houston? Find a happier flight right now!

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Posted in Boeing 767, Genius tips, Houston, Seat Layout, Seats, Type of plane, United, Washington DC

Atlanta-Detroit flyers on Delta, listen up.

Atlanta ATL to Detroit DTW: Want more space on board? Delta has ten flights a day between Atlanta and Detroit, with eight different jets. only one is a more spacious Boeing 767 with roomier seats. Pick wisely, and fly better.
Finding a widebody jet like the Boeing 767 means fewer neighbors to climb over — and often wider seats with international-quality amenities.

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Posted in Atlanta, Boeing 767, Delta, Detroit
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