Having trouble finding a good airfare for Thanksgiving? You’re not alone. Thanksgiving is the most popular holiday for airline travel, so airfare deals are hard to find.

We’ve crunched the numbers to provide you with the best days to fly for Thanksgiving.

Cheapest days to fly for Thanksgiving 2014

Cheapest departure days: Monday November 24th, Thanksgiving Day

Cheapest return days: Friday November 28th, Tuesday December 2nd

Cheapest overall itinerary: Thanksgiving Day to Tuesday December 2nd

Cheapest “practical” itinerary: Wednesday November 26th to Friday November 28th

The Cheapest Days to Fly for Thanksgiving

Average savings flying on the cheapest departure days: $63

Average savings flying on the cheapest return days: $235

(*average savings compared to most expensive travel days)

For more insight into airfare trends for Thanksgiving and Holiday Travel, you can also visit CheapAir’s Holiday Cheap Flights Index.

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  1. PeAlina Price

    Send best days for Christmas travel and prices

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    • cheapair

      Hi PeAlina. Would love to help. Can you let us know what days you are traveling and to what destinations? Those items can make a big difference in cost.

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  2. MiChel'La

    Would like to know what’s the best times to fly for New Year’s or in January 2015

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    • cheapair

      Hi Michel’La,

      I’m not sure I understand what you’re asking? Where are you departing from and going to? Usually morning flights are better since they are on time more and there’s less of a chance that a flight will be delayed. Otherwise, if you’re wondering when to buy flights for New Years, then you’ll want to book now or as soon as you can. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

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