Thanksgiving Travel Map

Looking for cheap Thanksgiving flights? You’re already ahead of the curve by searching now! Prices historically start to rise for Thanksgiving travel in September and don’t stop. Use the map below to find cheap Thanksgiving flights in each region. We’ve also got tips and tricks to make shopping for your flight easier.

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There are going to be millions of people traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. The sooner you grab your airfare, the better. Prices are guaranteed to rise and deals will be harder to find. But don’t worry! We’ve already grabbed the best deals for travel to the Northwest Region for you with a departure between Saturday, November 17 and Thursday, November 22.

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    Thanksgiving Banner Southeast USA

    There are going to be millions of people traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. The sooner you grab your airfare, the better. Prices are guaranteed to rise and deals will be harder to find. But don’t worry! We’ve already grabbed the best deals for travel to the Northwest Region for you with a departure between Saturday, November 17 and Thursday, November 22.

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      Traveling for Thanksgiving is never easy. It’s one of the busiest traveling times of the year for the US and millions of people travel to get to their families. The best way to get a good deal on a flight is to buy it as soon as possible. Prices are guaranteed to rise and deals will be harder to find every day. We’ve already grabbed the best deals from the top 10 airports for travel to the Midwest Region for you with a departure between Saturday, November 17 and Thursday, November 22.

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        There are going to be millions of people traveling for Thanksgiving this year. The sooner you buy your airfare, the better the price. Prices could rise by $5 a day! Worried about finding a deal? Don’t. We’ve already found the best deals for travel to the top 10 airports in the Southwest Region with a departure between Saturday, November 17 and Thursday, November 22.

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          Did you know the Thanksgiving Holiday is the busiest time of year for travel in the United States? There are going to be millions of people traveling this year! In order to get the best possible deal, you’ll have to secure your ticket as soon as possible. Prices are guaranteed to rise and deals will be harder to find. We’ve already grabbed the best deals to the 10 most popular airports in the Central Region. All featured deals have a departure between Saturday, November 17 and Thursday, November 22.

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            Thanksgiving Banner West Coast

            With millions of people traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, you’ll need to secure your flights as soon as possible. The sooner you purchase your airfare, the better the price will be. Deals are going to be harder to find as prices continue to rise. We’ve already grabbed the best deals to the 10 most popular airports on the West Coast between Saturday, November 17 and Thursday, November 22.

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              Most Expensive and Cheapest Days to Fly

              The following Thanksgiving analysis is the result of researching 1.8 million airfares and the sales price trends in mid-October for 100 of the busiest domestic markets, using proprietary FareCompare data. Prices will vary based on departure, destination cities, and more.

              The Most Expensive Travel Days Are…

              The most expensive departure dates for Thanksgiving 2018 are going to be Tuesday, November 20, and Wednesday, November 21. The most expensive return date is Sunday, November 25.

              The difference in travel prices for the week of Thanksgiving compare to average fare prices for pre-Thanksgiving travel on Tuesday or Wednesday are currently running from 50% to 130% more than Tuesday or Wednesday flights the week before the holiday. And the closer we get to the holiday, the higher the prices.

              The Cheapest Travel Days Are…

              Thanksgiving Day, November 22, is the cheapest day to fly. Because no one wants to fly on the holiday itself, prices are going to be lower for this specific travel day. To save more time (and money), fly out as early as you can on Thanksgiving Day. You won’t miss a minute of the feast or the football game and you might save a few dollars as well.

              Ways to Save on Thanksgiving Flights

              1. Don’t Procrastinate: Prices could rise up to $5 a day leading up to Thanksgiving. The longer you wait, the more you will pay.
              2. Compare
                airfares
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                 Always compare airline ticket prices. If you only go to a favorite airline site to get your airfare you risk paying too much (maybe, way too much) because no airline always has the cheapest flights.
              3. Add a stop to the route: A connecting flight is often significantly cheaper than a non-stop flight. This isn’t always true but often enough that you should always compares prices for different routes.
              4. Use a carry-on: This is free on most airlines but even more important, a bag that travels with you is a bag that cannot get lost. You’ll also get out of that crowded airport earlier. Check the FareCompare Baggage Fee Chart for a comprehensive list of fees. 

              If you’re flexible or don’t want to fly during the Thanksgiving rush, these dates are super cheap.

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