Flying in and out of Key West, while convenient, usually comes with a high price.

The Key West leg of a flight often doubles the price of air travel.

For example, the best price for flying from Key West to Miami in January 2010 will cost you at least $258 round trip + taxes & fees. And that’s for a 35 minute American Airlines flight.

And yet during busy season, most flights to and from Key West are sold out well in advance.