With just two weeks left until Independence Day, have you figured out where you’re going for the long weekend? July 4th falls on a Thursday this year — perfect for a long weekend getaway!
So we took a look at Routehappy to give you some great ideas about where you can fly happiest this July 4th, looking at economy flights leaving Wednesday July 3rd and getting back on Sunday July 7th.
The classic place to spend Independence Day is Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love and the location of the signing (July 1st) and ratification (July 4th) of the Declaration of Independence. Virgin America VX 136 from SFO will get you there the happiest, with a Roomier seat, Wi-Fi, on-demand entertainment and plugs to keep your devices charged up.
But of course, you’ll want to compare other options, like the US Airways flights from San Francisco. They have Wi-Fi — and the Airbus A321 planes have 32″ of legroom, an inch more than US Airways’ standard — but no plugs. Are the extra benefits on Virgin America worth the difference to you? Our powerful Comparison Tool lets you compare what you’ll find on board. You won’t find that anywhere else.
If you’re planning to spend July 4th in our nation’s capital, the happiest way to get to Washington DC is on Virgin America flight VX1 from San Francisco to DCA — Washington’s city-center airport right on Metro.
Heading to Hotlanta? The happiest flight to ATL is DL630 from Detroit, with an impressive 8.6 Happiness Score. That’s one of our favorite “international plane on a domestic flight” hidden gems, and we love showing you how, for no extra cash, you can have a much better flight!
If you want some heat and are flying to Phoenix, the happiest way to get there is jetBlue flight 135, with its 34 inches of legroom in standard economy.
Want some Windy City? United has three Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights from Houston — and with their big windows, entertainment, plugs and cabin pressure equal to 6000 feet rather than other planes’ 8000 feet, you won’t feel as tired or dehydrated.
But if a tropical trip to beautiful Hawaii is on the cards, you’ll be happiest flying Hawaiian Airlines, with flights from Seattle, Sacramento, Oakland and Phoenix sharing an Elated 8.7 Happiness Score. Aloha!
No matter where you’re flying to for July 4th, Routehappy can help you find the happiest flight — and at the lowest price. You don’t need to spend more to get more.