Originally Posted by ArabianHorseLover
Hi. This is probably a stupid question, but will I save money on airline tickets to a cruise port that is closer to my home than I would to one that is farther? In other words, are airfares really based on distance at all?
Yes and no:
Airline pricing is a hard thing to figure out but "generally" if you travel between two hub airports, that are close together, you will pay less. It is really dependent on popularity of the destination, day of week, length of stay and other factors.
HOWEVER, you can often find less expensive airfare between Los Angeles and Miami than you can from Boston to Miami.
Just look for the cruise you like the most and then price airfare to see the difference. If the air pricing is within your budget. Book it.