Although it’s only mid-October, holiday travel is already on many people’s minds. Most people wait until the first week of November to book Thanksgiving travel, and by then prices have already started to creep up. (See the full Holiday Travel Outlook on CNNMoney.com)
Here are a few things you can do to save on your travel costs:
1. Fly at off-peak times: The first flight out or flights Tuesdays and Saturdays (or even Thanksgiving Day) will be much less expensive.
2. BYO: Instead of snacking on the less-than-healthy options and pricey bottles of water, bring an empty reusable water bottle and TSA-approved snacks like sandwiches, chips, and fruit.
3. Be flexible: Many flights will be overbooked, and if you have flexible travel plans, you can score some great perks (free flights or vouchers) just by spending a couple extra hours in the airport.
Get more tips for how to save on air travel expenses.