Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Turkey Day Approaches! Have You Booked A Flight Home?

Though its not yet time to start collecting stale bread for stuffing, you should be thinking about Thanksgiving right now.

Or so says a slew of airfare experts interviewed by the staff of NBCNews.com. With less than two months to go to the holiday, and a series of fare hikes already instituted, booking sooner rather than later seems to be the better part of wisdom.

But you'll want to game your booking, if you can. According to FareCompare.com, cheapest flights out will be the Monday before Thanksgiving and the day of Thanksgiving itself. To save money on the return, book any day but on the Sunday or Monday after the holiday.

George Hobica, of AirfareWatchdog.com, recommends getting out your credit card if you see long-haul round-trips for less than $400, mid-range hops for $300 RT, and short flights for $200 RT or less. If prices are higher, he suggests waiting a bit in the hope that they'll drop.

There's more terrific information in the piece itself. Click above to read it.

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