Thanksgiving travel: Best days to buy plane tickets


The holidays are coming.

And if you plan to travel to be with family for Thanksgiving don’t wait.

According to Cindy Antrican, AAA Public Affairs Manager, the earlier you book your flight the better.

“Book far in advance to get the best options and price.  Avoid traveling Wednesday before thanksgiving and the Sunday after – 2 busiest traveling days of the year.”

“Arrive at airport at least 2 hours ahead of departure time.  Because flights will be full, keep that in mind if you have carryon luggage, may want to consider checking luggage,” said Antrican.

Preparation is an important aspect to traveling, whether it be to save money or to make have a smoother trip.

Skyscanner, a travel search engine site, recently identified the best times to schedule flights for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years for the most savings. You still have time to grab a good deal for Thanksgiving if you book the week of Oct. 31.

AirportTravelers waiting at Delta at Dayton International Airport. JAROD THRUSH/STAFF

The complete list:

Thanksgiving

Week of Oct. 17: potential savings of 5.10 percent

Week of Oct 31: potential savings of 7.73 percent

Week of Nov. 21: potential savings of1.98 percent

Christmas

Week of Nov. 21: potential savings of 6.41 percent

Week of Nov. 28: potential savings of 2.17 percent

Week of Dec. 5:  potential savings of 4.93 percent

New Year’s Eve

Week of Nov. 21: potential savings of 4.14 percent

Week of Dec. 5: potential savings of 10.57 percent

Week of Dec. 19: potential savings of 6.67 percent

Week of Dec. 26: potential savings of 6.72 percent


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