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Is This the Best Week to Book Thanksgiving Flights?

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It might be! Hipmunk looked at historical data and determined that 6 weeks in advance of a holiday is when you’ll find the greatest savings. Thus, the week of October 3 might be the best time. (Skyscanner is predicting October 31 is the best week, with October 17 the next best.)

If you’re in one of the top 20 markets.

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What I love about Hipmunk’s analysis is they dug further into the data, flagging this week will only apply to the top 20 markets. For those of us flying to or from less popular destinations, it’s a little harder to determine the sweet spot for booking the best fare and we’ll probably be paying more than usual.

For those kinds of travel plans your best option is to set a fare alert, which both Hipmunk and Google Flights offer and jump on a good fare as soon as you see it! Right now it’s looking like I should have booked my flights to the Northwest weeks ago…

 

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1 Comment

  1. Hadley V. Baxendale

    October 6, 2016 at 2:07 am

    KERI,
    Interesting you note that. I was just able to book my return from FLL- EWR for an unbelievable $59.00 on United, no less on 11/25/16.

    I saw that it had plunged to $79 and while I was booking over the phone — I had a credit — the agent informed me that it had dropped some more!

    I think it is now at a reasonable $89, so I think hipmunk is on to something!

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