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Secret formula airlines don't want you to know about airfares

Secret formula airlines don't want you to know about airfares

Note: This is Part 1 of a Travel Tip series. See Part 2 on Friday.

Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means? Vacation time!

Whether you're traveling for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, visiting friends and family across the country or taking that international trip you've been saving up for, the time has come.

When booking a trip, it's always wise to find the best bang for your buck. They're so many ways you can research the best flight, hotel and rental car deals. But we're about to reveal a helpful little secret: a coveted formula that will change the way you book round-trip airfare going forward.

The Adobe Digital Index released its 2016 Travel Report today, which analyzes air and hotel price trends, including a formula that ensures best flight fares. This report breaks down data from 2014 to 2016 looking at over 15 billion visits to U.S. travel, airline and hotel sites.

Instead of making you thumb through the report in search of the secret formula, we've taken the liberty of finding it for you. Are you ready? Get a pen, the formula is as follows:

According to Adobe, "To determine whether the price you’re seeing for any domestic round-trip airfare is a good deal, multiply the round-trip miles (airport to airport) by $.32, and add $230 to get the average price. For international round-trip airfare, multiply the round-trip miles by $.08 and add $200."

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