10 big airfare bargains

CNN  — 

With any luck, temperatures in Chicago are on their way up.

Fortunately for travelers, airfares are already down.

The Windy City tops Cheapflights.com’s list of 10 destinations that have seen airfare drops of more than 25%, yielding the lowest airfares of the past five years.

In Chicago, fares are down by 41% compared to last year.

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Florida is another hot destination for low fares, with dips of more than 30% at Orlando International, Southwest Florida International and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airports.

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Fares to Miami are down by 25%.

London, Sydney and Costa Rica fares round out the top five best bargains, with price drops close to 30%.

Consumers can thank lower fuel prices, a strong dollar and competition from low-cost airlines for the dip in fares, Cheapflights says.

The travel deal site compiled the list by looking at the average decrease in airfares searched from U.S. departure points for its 50 most-searched destinations.

Average prices between January and April were compared with fares to the same destinations over the past five years.

For the full top 10 list, check out the gallery above.