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Question #9088 posted on 10/21/2004 4:05 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
How many flights are there everyday in the United States only from state to state, including Alaska and Hawaii?
- Lots and lots

A: Dear L a l,

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics website (http://www.bts.gov) there were 847,911 domestic flights last July (the most recent month for which data is available). Dividing that by 31 gives you about 27,000 daily domestic flights.

Naturally, this number varies from day to day and month to month, but I think that's a pretty fair estimate.

- Katya