Experts say the best time to book Thanksgiving flights is before September

Posted at 6:49 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 18:49:34-04

We’re still months away from Thanksgiving, but experts say it’s never too early to make travel plans for the food and family-filled holiday.

According to Consumer Reports, you’ll find the lowest holiday airfares if you book travel before early September. Being flexible can help as well. For instance, planning to return after the weekend ends, maybe on a Tuesday or Wednesday, can help keep prices down.

For last-minute travelers, there’s still hope for low-prices fares. According to numbers from the online travel search engine Skyscanner, some great Thanksgiving holiday travels deals in the past have been found two to three weeks in advance.

The website says those beginning their travels on Tuesday or Wednesday can find the best deals one month to two weeks in advance, while week-long travelers’ lowest fares tend to be found two months before the holiday to two weeks out.