Aug 04. Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of the most popular times for flights, and travelers who make their plans early have historically been the ones getting the best deals. According to CheapAir’s 2022 Holiday Cheap Flights Report, the extra-early birds will get the worm this year when it comes to holiday flight fares. Fares are currently up more than anticipated, and the upward trend isn’t likely to stop. Travelers are advised to make their holiday airfare purchases as soon as they have plans in place to ensure they get the best price possible.
As far as when to book, travelers should plan on securing flights as soon as possible. Looking at Thanksgiving and Christmas airfare trends shows an upward trajectory that isn’t likely to stop. However, certain days around Thanksgiving and Christmas this year may offer better deals. According to CheapAir’s analysis, the best days to fly during the holidays this year are:
- Best Days to Fly: November 24th, 25th, and 29th.
- Worst Days to Fly: November 19th, 20th, and 27th.
- Best Days to Fly: December 12th, 13th, and January 3rd.
- Worst Days to Fly: December 16th, 23rd, and 26th.
Source: Travel off Path