Start Shopping For Thanksgiving Airfare On Aug 22

According to the fare prediction scientists at, 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
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