Thanksgiving travel: How to save with these easy tips
It’s discouraging when you feel the need to get out of town for a bit and you look at the prices that the Airlines provide you with. You might start to second guess if traveling is such a good idea. Here are a couple ways you can live your life, but save on flights!
Use Skyscanner’s ‘Everywhere’ tool to find the cheapest flights from any airport
This super nifty site is a global metasearch engine for information on the web that enables people to find direct comparisons for flights, hotels and more.
Plan your travel around the off season
According to Reidsguides.com, Winter is off season (with the exception of the popular Christmas break creating a high season spurt from mid-December through early January). The off-season dates range from January 7th – Match 31st and November 1st– December 14th. These dates reflect North America, Europe and other temperate zones. Always be sure to check if your destination is celebrating a popular Holiday to avoid additional costs.
Buy just in the knick of time
Although we’re only a couple weeks out from the turkey day now, it helps to keep this information in your back pocket for next year’s holiday travel plans. Travel agency, CheapAir, showed that on average the best domestic plane fares were booked 47 days before the departure date and flights to Europe were cheapest 276 days out.
Travel tips for 2017 Thanksgiving
If you’re traveling this Thanksgiving, however, they recommend swinging a longer trip and flying earlier during Thanksgiving week. This offers more affordable fares, with the best outbound airfares on Monday. Also, the Monday after Thanksgiving is a relatively affordable travel day. You’ll save nearly $88 on average by flying Monday instead of Sunday for your trip home.
Fly on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Tuesdays and Sundays are really popular travel days. If you’re willing to fly out mid-week and come back on a Saturday, you might be able to save yourself some cash.
Shop at the Right Time of Day
According to FareCompare, the cheapest time a day to book a ticket is 3:00PM on Tuesday.. This is because airlines release sales and then the competitors try to match it.
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