Best days to fly for the holidays

Holiday Cheap Flights Report 2022

This year's Thanksgiving airfares are trending 25% more than 2021 prices, and Christmas/New Year's flight prices are up 28%. The airlines are still struggling to meet traveler demand, which is keeping prices high, and fuel prices haven't peaked yet.

To get the best airfare prices this year, we recommend buying early. In fact, much earlier than you might typically shop for flights.

Track Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Flight Prices

Thanksgiving Airfare Trend by Day
Expected Airfare Fluctuations by Purchase Month

We track 11,000 airfares for flights during the holiday season. Our data identifies the average fare for the most popular markets to bring you the Holiday Flights Report.

Christmas Airfare Trend by Day
Expected Airfare Fluctuations by Purchase Month

We track 11,000 airfares for flights during the holiday season. Our data identifies the average fare for the most popular markets to bring you the Holiday Flights Report.

2022 Winter Flights Calendar

2022 Winter Holidays

NOV
24
Thanksgiving
DEC
25
Christmas
JAN
1
New Year Day
DEEP DISCOUNTS
GOOD VALUE
A LITTLE PRICEY
HIGHEST FARES

Thanksgiving Calendar

Thanksgiving Calendar

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  • Nov 22 Tuesday and Wednesdays will usually be better value days to travel than any other days of the week.
  • Nov 24 Travel on Thanksgiving is a great value. This year it will save you almost $75/ticket compared to the next cheapest travel day.
  • Nov 25 The Friday after Thanksgiving this year is a good value. You can save about $90 if you choose this short itinerary.
  • Nov 27 The Sunday after Thanksgiving is one of the most costly travel days of the year. You will save $113/ticket if you can fly home on Monday, and a massive $225/ticket on average if you can push your return to Tuesday.

Christmas Calendar

Christmas Calendar

Dec 2022 - Jan 2023
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  • Dec 24 Christmas Eve is usually pretty pricey as departure dates go. This year, the night before Christmas has some of the best savings of the week!
  • Dec 25 Flying home the Sunday after Christmas is the most expensive option. You can save over $125/ticket on average by waiting two extra days and flying home on Tuesday.
  • Jan 1 New Year's Day falls on Saturday this year and offers good value for the money. In fact, if you're planning a NYE getaway, you can save by flying on the 29th, 30th, 31st and 1st!
  • Jan 3 Usually the Monday after New Year's offers some deep flight discounts, but this year flying home on Tuesday saves about $85/ticket on average.
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