Air travel is a time-consuming activity.

Stop-overs and increased journey time are generally things passengers would rather avoid.

But just how much value do travellers attach to saving journey time? How much are they willing to pay to save those precious hours?

Skyscanner's ingenious data tool, Travel Insight, is able to show exactly how much, by crunching the numbers and plotting the price passengers pay to reduce their journey time.

We've picked 10 popular long-haul routes around the world which currently have no direct connection and show just how much the value of an hour saved can vary per route.

Try out our dynamic Travel Insight dashboard below which reveals how much passengers are willing to pay to save an hour.

  • Each circle represents one month's worth of bookings made through Skyscanner for a flight on the route pairings shown
  • The price shows the average price paid and average journey duration during time period
  • Use the Origin and Destination drop-down to see data for different routes
  • The bigger the circle, the more bookings made on journeys during that month
  • Hover over the route to see the average value a passenger is willing to pay for different durations of journey
  • Routes with a sharper incline from a price on the vertical axis to hours on the horizontal axis mean passengers value a short journey duration heavily and are willing to pay higher ticket values to avoid longer duration



This is super interesting! How can I see more routes and data?

Skyscanner's Travel Insight tool captures global search data and traveller intent from the search engine's 50 million+ monthly visitors offering a comprehensive, unique big data set to help businesses accurately predict future travel demand, helping drive competitive advantage.



*Data is from all global searches and exits on route pairings conducted for travel from months June 2015 through to May 2016

*All searched and bookings were made at least 30 days prior to travel on Cabin Class Economy tickets

*Data included in the dashboard is based on airport searches between BAH – KUL, BJS – BNE, BOS – RIO, JNB – HKT, KUF – SGN, LAX – BUE, LIM – BCN, LON – KTM, NYC – KRK, TLV - HAV

*Selected as popular long-haul commercial routes between 6,000 KM and 11,000 KM in distance

*All routes included in above dashboard currently have no  direct non-stop options available

*All prices shown are in US Dollars