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Published: May 09, 2023 4 min read
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International flight prices for the summer travel season are at the highest level in more than five years, but with good timing and smart planning you may still be able to snag a deal.

The average summer 2023 round trip from the U.S. to Europe costs $1,167, while Asia trips are at an average price of $1,817, according to a new report from Hopper. Those fares are more than $300 higher than the averages for last summer. Europe flights are 36% more expensive than 2019, when the average price was $861.

Why are trips abroad so expensive this year? Hayley Berg, an economist for the travel app, says Americans are more interested in international destinations compared to 2022, when some travel restrictions and testing requirements were still in place.