Among America's cheapest places to fly are a number of lesser-known airports in big cities across the country, new data from airfare watchers show.

A deep survey of ticket prices from Cheapflights.com has ranked 101 airports by averaging real fares that users paid for departing flights in June 2012.

Notably absent from the top of the list for deals are major airports like New York's JFK, Washington's Dulles or San Francisco International. Those big-ticket terminals rank among some of the most expensive, though that's partially because they have so many more-expensive international departures.

So-called secondary airports are the big winners on Cheapflights' list, proving that a drive of an hour or two can save big money when shopping for airfares. Take a look at the 10 cheapest airports below -- and the major markets that are nearby.

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  • 10: Bellingham International, Wa.

    Average fare paid: $342 Near: Seattle

  • 9: Chicago Midway, Ill.

    Average fare paid: $339 Near: Chicago, of course

  • 8: Oakland International Airport, Calif.

    Average fare paid: $330 Near: San Francisco

  • 7: Westchester County White Plains, N.Y.

    Average fare paid: $324 Near: New York City

  • 6: John Wayne Airport, Calif.

    Average fare paid: $316 Near: Los Angeles

  • 5: Lehigh Valley International Airport, Pa.

    Average fare paid: $307 Near: Philadelphia

  • 4: Harrisburg International Airport, Pa.

    Average fare paid: $304 Near: Baltimore and Philadelphia

  • 3: Fresno Yosemite International, Calif.

    Average fare paid: $290 Near: San Francisco

  • 2: Long Beach Airport, Calif.

    Average fare paid: $250 Near: Los Angeles

  • 1: Bob Hope Airport, Calif.

    Average fare paid: $221 Near: Los Angeles