Book Your Flights for Thanksgiving NOW!
First, you need to plan where you are going (which side of the family you need to visit) and then start your lists. Make sure you know who is going to travel and make sure they know what dates to take off from work!
Second, start looking for flights! CheapAir has tracked more than 365 million fliers and came up with a great flow chart to help you find the best time to buy exactly what you need for your travel.
According to CheapAir.com:
- The Sunday after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest, most expensive days to fly all year — so avoid flying on that day if you can as tickets start off pricey and get even more expensive the longer you wait to book. The same is true for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but to a slightly lesser degree.
- Florida is one of the country’s most popular Thanksgiving destinations (home to lots of grandparents, perhaps?), so tickets sell out even morequickly to cities like Orlando, Miami and West Palm Beach. It’s important to book those flights now.
- No matter where or when you plan to fly, the cost of buying tickets too early is almost guaranteed to be lower than the cost of waiting too long, a representative for CheapAir told The Huffington Post in an email. Around the holidays, “there isn’t going to be any last-minute fire sale.”
Once your flights are booked, the hard part is out of the way! You can now rest easy knowing that you saved money and have the travel part of your trip booked!