According to the fare prediction scientists at Farecast.com, Aug 22nd marks the date to start shopping for Thanksgiving plane tickets. They shared these tips and stats about turkey-time airfare:
- Best deals Aug 22-Sept 15
- Last year fare sales in many markets starting mid-Sept
- Nov 21-25 Will bes most expensive, with an average national price of $414.
- Extend your trip to Monday or Tuesday after Thanksgiving to save $60-$100
- Departure date affects price less than return date, for example, leaving on Monday before Thanksgiving will only save around $30