We are getting to the holiday season -- and that means holiday travel -- and, unfortunately, rising air fares. Air fares are generally higher than they were just a few years ago, and with the demand of holiday travel, air fares seem to be rising every day! Here is an excerpt from a good article on what to do:
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By now you know to expect high fares for Christmas and Thanksgiving travel, but there are a few booking secrets you can employ to get ahead of the pack. Here’s what you can do to score to best deal on holiday flights 2013.
So How is 2013 Shaping Up?
Once again, airfare is up and by all analysis the 2013 holiday season will have higher fares than 2012.
Hotwire found that fall airfares for 2013 are up 4 to 5 percent for domestic travel. This fall, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Toronto, and Vancouver represent the best airfare deals for 2013.
Over the holidays, fares are on par with last year according to FareCompare. The site noted that prices are up just 1 percent over 2012, however 2012 prices were at an 8-year high.
Orbitz also noted a fare hike. On average, flights to the top 10 destinations over Thanksgiving are up 9.4 percent. Over the Christmas holiday flights are up 8.6 percent, and flights during New Year’s Eve are up 2.4 percent.
When to Book
If you’re thinking about Thanksgiving travel, it’s probably too late to take advantage of this year’s lowest fares.FareCompare CEO and co-founder Rick Seaney claimed last week that you can add $5 every day you wait to book your Thanksgiving ticket. If you wait until October 31, you can expect to pay $140 more.
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