Getting you and your family someplace for the holidays isn't going to be cheap.
In fact, www.farecompare.com finds that holiday ticket prices are 30-70 percent higher, depending on where you're going.
Money is tighter so people are prone to wait as long as they can, because they're not sure how much they can afford. But, waiting too long can end up costing you more in the end.
If your wanting to travel for Christmas you may still be able to find some good deals, but if you're planning on traveling somewhere for Thanksgiving, you may not be able to find exactly what you're looking for.
Mecki Kosin, President of the Travel House of Quincy, says people are waiting longer to book trips, mainly because of the economy.
"It just always depends on how flexible people are. If they can be flexible with their dates, with their duration, even with where they want to go...if they say surprise me or something like that...we might still be able to pull that rabbit out of the hat," said Kosin.
Kosin also says as a general rule of thumb you always want to book at least 14 days in advance.
Farecompare.com says the Monday before the holiday, which is November 19, or Thanksgiving Day are the cheapest days to fly. Also, look at booking an overnight or red-eye flight and that could save you a few dollars.
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