If you're a frequent flier, you don't want to live in Cincinnati. Apparently that city has the "highest average domestic fares among the nation's 100 largest airports," The Wall Street Journal reports.
The Journal's 'Middle Seat' columnist Scott McCartney attributes Cincinnati's high prices to a lack of competition from discount carriers. Delta has more than 80% of the city's airline passenger traffic, the Journal says.
The airports offering the lowest per-mile average cost to fly, such as Dallas' Love Field, Chicago Midway, Houston Hobby, and Oakland, were all served by low-cost carrier Southwest.
I suspect this isn't Earth-shattering news to most travelers. Still, it serves as a reminder: We should all try to patronize the low-cost carriers whenever possible. Unfortunately, Southwest and other low-cost airlines aren't always tops in amenities for business travelers. But without them, we'd all be paying far more for our tickets.