Alert: Holiday airfares drop to lowest point in 3 months

The CheapAir Holiday Fare Index took a sharp dive over the weekend, and now stands at its lowest level since mid-June. Translation: it’s a good time to search for holiday airfares.

Holiday Flights Index Update

As of the time of this writing, the airfare index stood at 8,453, indicating a sharp drop of nearly 6% from the recent high of 8,964 only one week ago.

For help choosing your travel days, refer to the best days to fly for the holidays calendar. Choosing the right days for Thanksgiving flights can easily save you over $100.

12 Comments

  1. Am I better off waiting to see if airfare comes down from Boston to Aruba in February? We’re traveling Thurs-Thurs to save some money, but airfare is sky high for vacation week. And what’s with Jet Blue? They are SO much more expensive than everyone else!

    • Hi Danielle,

      For your trip, I would suggest to continue to monitor the fares. Since you’re looking to fly Thursday to Thursday, you should be able to find a better deal if you continue to wait it out and watch the fares. I wouldn’t wait till the last minute either, but you’ll probably want to keep an eye out each week to check the fares and see where they are at. I suspect that the fares will continue to fluctuate so I’d be ready to buy when you see the fare drop. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  2. Do you all do recommendations for Europe, France to be exact?

    • Hi Patricia,

      Although we only sell flights that either depart or return from the U.S. or Canada, we’re always happy to help a fellow traveler. What’s your question?

  3. I’m looking at a 12/21 flight from PHL to LAX. Seems prices have gone up the past few weeks. Am I better off buying now or waiting? Would appreciate your advice. Thanks!

    • Hi Andrew,

      Your absolutely correct. Fares for the holidays are on the rise and I wouldn’t put off your purchase any longer. If possible, I’d be ready to buy now to avoid the fares from increasing anymore. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  4. I want to travel from Toronto Canada to Lome, Togo on Dec.19 eventually Dec. 18) to Jan.4 (starting Lome). What are your suggestions about buying the tickets and finding flights?

    • Hi Andjelka,

      For your flights, I would suggest purchasing sooner than later. Currently, fares are pretty high, so I would recommend monitoring the flights and purchasing when you see flights you like at a price you like. If you need any help with finding flights or have any questions, just let us know.

  5. As mention in the post above:
    I want to travel from Toronto Canada to Lome, Togo on Dec.19 (eventually Dec. 18) to Jan.4 (starting Lome).
    I do not have a lot of choices starting from Toronto on Dec. 19 because I cannot find the flights from Europe (Dec. 20) to Lome.

    What are your flight suggestions? What is your best offer.? I want the offers for Dec.18 and Dec.19. Return date from Lome (Jan.4) is the same for both dates.

    • Hi Andjelka,

      Unfortunately there are not a lot of flight options available. For your dates prices are starting at $4,096 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. You can follow this link: http://bit.ly/19htkFg to our website and view the itineraries available. If you can depart on December 18, then prices are much cheaper, starting at $2,888 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. You can view itineraries for December 18 here: http://bit.ly/17WU0MX

      Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  6. I am planning to travel to Freeport, Bahamas Dec7-14 and I am looking for the best time to book. There will be two seniors traveling.

    • Hi Abron,

      For your flights, I would recommend you book sooner than later. We’re getting closer and closer to your dates of travel, so fares will be on the rise. I’d advise purchasing soon to avoid paying a higher fare later. Definitely let us know if you need any help with finding flights. We’re here to assist you if you need it.

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