Holiday Cheap Flights Report 2019

How Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Flights are Trending

Thanksgiving Airfare Trend by Day

Expected Airfare Fluctuations by Purchase Month

We track 11,000 airfares for flights during the holiday season every day. From this data, we identify 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 every day. From this data, we identify the average fare for the most popular markets to bring you the Holiday Flights Report!

Shopping for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years flights? The CheapAir Holiday Flights Report is here just in time to keep holiday flight planning simple and straightforward. Our data scientists have compiled the best airfare intelligence on value airfares for the busy holiday season.

Use the color-coded calendars and dynamic charts to identify the best days to purchase your airfare at the lowest prices – it’s that simple! The Holiday Flights Report gives customers an edge on their holiday flights!


Best days to fly for the Holidays

Thanksgiving Calendar

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  • Nov 21 The Thursday before Thanksgiving is the cheapest day to fly this year. The Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week are also well-priced days for outbound Thanksgiving travel.
  • Nov 28 As is tradition, Turkey Day remains an affordable day to travel this year, especially for shorter flights. Fewer crowds at the airport make for a stress-free travel day!
  • Dec 1 The Sunday after Thanksgiving is still the busiest (and one of the most expensive) travel days of the year. You can save more than $110/ticket on average by flying home a day later.
  • Dec 3 Save even more money by flying home on Tuesday. The difference between flying home on Sunday and Tuesday is a massive $240 on average.

Christmas Calendar

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  • Dec 17 The best departure date for Christmas week is Tuesday, Dec 17.You can save anywhere from $100-200 if you can travel early in 2019.
  • Dec 24 This year traveling on Christmas Eve is an excellent bargain, saving travelers an average of more than $150 over traveling on Saturday, Dec 21, the more popular travel date.
  • Jan 1 This hasn’t always been the case, but traveling on New Years Day is a good value. New Years Eve also offers great deals on airfare.
  • Jan 3 Friday, January 3 is offering the best fares for return flights overall, but the 2nd and 4th also offer great value for economy fares.

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Tips for Booking Cheap Flights for the Holidays

  1. Book earlier than usual for the holidays. Prices will continue to rise as flights get more and more full.
  2. Be flexible with your travel days. Sometimes flying a day earlier or later can make a huge difference.
  3. Try mixing and matching airlines to get the cheapest flights or best schedules.
  4. Check alternate airports. Sometimes, you’ll find big savings that way.
  5. Be realistic. Prices for holiday travel are almost always more expensive than for other times of the year.
  6. When you find a good fare, be ready to buy. There are often only a handful of seats available at the best rates and they get snapped up quickly.
  7. Pay baggage fees in advance and factor them into your travel budget.
  8. Use CheapAir.com Price Drop Payback: Buy now and if your airfare drops later, you can receive up to a $100 credit back!