With summer winding down, before you know it the holidays will be here, which means it’s time to start thinking about your holiday travel. It’s no secret that holiday travel can be expensive, but when you book can go a long ways towards how much you actually shell out to go away Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Well, Expedia just released their tips for the best time to book your holiday vacation, so if you’re planning a getaway you may want to listen up.
If you’re headed home, or just away, for Thanksgiving, you’d think you’d want to book early, but Expedia says you’ll get the cheapest flights booking between October 29thand November 13th, which can save about 20%. They also note that the best time to fly for the cheapest deal is on Thanksgiving Day, where travelers paid about $100 less than other days.
For Christmas, the best time to book is between November 23rdand December 9th, which saves travelers about 15%. The cheapest day to fly is Christmas Eve, which saves folks $100 compared to traveling the Saturday before the holiday. And watch out for December 21st, which is predicted to be the busiest travel day leading up to the holiday.