Holiday Travel Guide 2009

Planning Your Holiday Getaway? has compiled the resources to help you save time and money this holiday season. Find the cheapest days to fly for Thanksgiving and Christmas, tips for flying on peak travel dates, and much more.

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Holiday Travel 2009: Guide for Buying Cheap Holiday Flights – FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney provides tips for finding cheap holiday flights. Learn the latest on how to save money on Thanksgiving and Christmas travel.

Holiday Travel Calendars – These Holiday travel calendars make it quick and easy for you to find the cheapest days to fly for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Holiday Travel – Seat Cutbacks for Thanksgiving 2009 – This chart illustrates which US cities will be feeling the brunt of the airline seat cutbacks this Thanksgiving. Find out if you can expect higher airfare due to fewer available seats on departing flights from your hometown.

Holiday Travel Fee – Under Guise of Flight Airfare Surcharge? – Holiday travel is always pricey, but this year the airlines have added a holiday travel surcharge that will end up costing you even more. See how you can avoid paying top dollar for holiday flights.

Holiday Surcharges Rise: Another Good Reason to Buy NOW – the holiday travel surcharge has gone up. Expect to pay $20 one-way on a number of airlines for a range of peak travel dates.

Holiday Travel Surcharge Extended to Thirteen Days in 2009/10 – Airlines extended the new holiday/peak travel surcharge to include dates around Christmas, Memorial Day, and more. Get more details on the Holiday/Peak Travel Surcharge.

What a $10 “Peak Travel Surcharge” Looks Like in Your Airfare Rules – Don’t let the new Holiday/Peak Travel Surcharge get by you. We’ll show you to what look for in the airfare rules to see if the holiday surcharge applies to a flight you’re considering.

Winners & Losers: Airlines Cut Seats, and It’s Going to Hurt – More on how airline capacity cuts will affect holiday travelers. Some cities will feel the hit more than others.

Cheap Flights for the Holidays? Still Possible, but Shop NOW – Procrastination is not the name of the game. Get tips and find deals for upcoming holiday travel. There might not be as much time to save as you think.

Holiday Travel Videos

Fox News Video: ‘Tis the Season

CNN Money Video: Higher Airfares on Horizon

Video: Top 5 Ways to Save on Holiday Flights

News 8 Video: Airlines Nickel-and-Dime Flyers


Published: October 7, 2009