Holiday Travel


The most wonderful time of year is approaching and the price of airfare is rising to meet it.

Halloween is a week away which means the holiday season is here and people are planning their annual getaway. But whether it's home to the family or off on vacation we have now entered the time of year when the cost of plane tickets go up.

And this year the travel site says they are 17% higher than last year. And they aren't dropping anytime soon. also says that prices around Christmas are expected to rise 51% and New Year's Eve tickets will go up 25%. But there are still a few tricks you can try.

If you're planning to travel for turkey day experts say book domestic flights for the Monday or Tuesday before thanksgiving. As for the return flights try heading back on Thanksgiving day, the day after or the following Tuesday. For travel tips on Christmas and New Year's keep reading. Tis the season to be broke.

Tips from USA Today:
Those who traveled the weekend before Christmas paid some of the highest fares last year, so travelers should fly out as close to Dec. 25 as possible. The Saturday before and the Saturday after Christmas had some of the most expensive fares.

International travelers saved money when they departed between Dec. 23 and 26 and returned between Dec. 28 and Dec. 31.

If you want to travel domestically for New Year's Eve, your best bet is to depart between Dec. 29 and Jan. 1 and return between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3.

The worst time to fly internationally was New Year's Day, when prices spiked 33%.

"To save on New Year's Eve domestic airfare, travelers should keep their trips short."