Cut Costs on Thanksgiving Travel by Booking Now

While no one wants to think about turkey and stuffing before Labor Day, making travel plans now might just save you up to 60 percent on your plane tickets.

According to travel search site Hipmunk, airfare for Thanksgiving 2012 travel (November 21 to 25) was at its least expensive between August 26 and September 1, at an average of $373 per ticket. Fares then increased dramatically month to month: Travelers who waited until the end of September to book paid on average $502—a 35 percent price increase. And, not surprisingly, those who booked a few weeks before Thanksgiving paid nearly 60 percent more than the early birds, at $592 on average.

Here’s a handy chart for reference:

Thanksgiving Travel

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  1. alona

    what would be the cost of a plane ticket to stockholm around thanksgiving or before?

    August 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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