Flight attendant (@cici.inthesky) has advised when exactly the best times are to book your tickets for Christmas.
She acknowledges that flight prices are high right now so it’s a good idea to try to plan ahead and snag the best prices you can for the upcoming holiday seasons.
Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are historically the busiest and most expensive time to travel. So how do you get the best deal in order to make it to your family in time for the festivities?
Cici said: “A lot of people say it’s the day of the week that you purchase the ticket. It’s not really true, there’s only a 1.9% variance.”
When it comes to travelling over Christmas, Cici said: “The cheapest days to fly over Christmas are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day itself.”
When booking for Christmas she advised: “Generally you wanna book 20 to 88 days in advance. By December 5, all the deals are gone”.
What’s more important is to plan and choose the best day of the week for travelling. For Thanksgiving, Cici advises that you really want to book your tickets on the days leading up to Thanksgiving – even on the day itself.
She said: “You want to book tickets on a Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving or actually on Thanksgiving day to get the best deal.
According to some Google flight analysis, you want to book between 36 and 74 days before Thanksgiving to get the best deals.
“When you go home on Thanksgiving, you want to go home on Black Friday or the Monday or Tuesday”, she said.