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3 airports in the Carolinas among 10 most expensive in US, study finds

Planning to fly out of Charlotte Douglas? Hopefully you've been saving up!

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you're looking to catch a cheap flight out of Charlotte, good luck! 

The average ticket price for a flight at Charlotte Douglas International Airport is $458, according to data collected by the nonprofit CivMetrics

That $458 price point puts Charlotte No. 8 on the list for most expensive among the 100 busiest airports nationwide. And it's not just Charlotte that's costing travelers a pretty penny. It's expensive to fly just about anywhere in the Carolinas. 

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Greenville-Spartanburg is ranked No. 4 with an average ticket price of $493. Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro is No. 6 on the list at $477. 

On the flip side, just one airport in the Carolinas is among the most affordable airports among the 100 busiest in the U.S. Myrtle Beach International's average ticket price is just $240. 

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