Thanksgiving Travel Map

It’s that time again! Time to think about finding cheap Thanksgiving flights. As always, it may seem early, but it’s not. Ticket prices for the popular holiday period usually start increasing in September and continue to rise through Turkey Day itself which means shopping delays will cost you.

We can help you find the best deals and cheap Thanksgiving flights for 2019. Start by checking out our interactive Thanksgiving travel map below to find cheaper flights for every region of the U.S. Then, see the tips under the map to save even more.

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Did you know the Thanksgiving holiday period is the busiest time of year for travel in the U.S.? It’s expensive too, and ticket prices continue to rise as we get closer to the holiday, so don’t delay your shopping. We can help; we’ve grabbed the best deals from the 10 most popular airports for travel to the Northeast; all feature flights departing between Saturday, Nov. 23 and Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

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    The Thanksgiving holiday period is the most expensive and busiest time of year for travel in the United States. Ticket prices will continue to rise as we get closer to the holiday, so don’t delay your shopping. We can help; we’ve grabbed the best deals from the 10 most popular airports for travel to the Southeast. All featured flights depart between Saturday, November 23 and Thanksgiving Day, November 28 with a return on or before December 3.

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      The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday will be the busiest time of year for travel in the U.S. It’s also expensive! Airline prices will continue to rise as the holiday gets closer, so don’t delay your airfare shopping. We’ve grabbed the best deals from the 10 most popular airports for travel to the Midwest. All featured flights depart between Saturday, November 23 and Thanksgiving Day, November 28 with a return on or before December 3.

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        Did you know? The Thanksgiving holiday period is the busiest time of year for travel in the U.S. It’s expensive too, and ticket prices continue to rise as we get closer to the holiday, so don’t delay your shopping. We can help; we’ve grabbed the best deals from the 10 most popular airports for travel to the Southwest; all featured flights depart between Saturday, November 23 and Thanksgiving Day, November 28 with a return on or before December 3.

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          The Thanksgiving holiday period is the most expensive and busiest time of year for travel in the United States. Ticket prices will continue to rise as we get closer to the holiday, so don’t delay your shopping. We can help; we’ve grabbed the best deals from the 10 most popular airports for travel to the Central. All featured flights depart between Saturday, November 23 and Thanksgiving Day, November 28 with a return on or before December 3.

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            Did you know? The Thanksgiving holiday period is the busiest time of year for travel in the U.S. It’s expensive too, and ticket prices continue to rise as we get closer to the holiday, so don’t delay your shopping. We can help; we’ve grabbed the best deals from the 10 most popular airports for travel to the West Coast; all feature flights departing between Saturday, Nov. 23 and Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

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              Most Expensive and Cheapest Days to Fly

              The following information is the result of FareCompare’s analysis of more than 100 million historical airfares for the busiest domestic markets during the Thanksgiving holiday. Check out what we found so that you can find cheap Thanksgiving flights for 2019.

              Most expensive Thanksgiving 2019 travel dates: The most expensive day to depart this year is Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The next most expensive departure date is Tuesday, November 26. Finally, the most expensive return date is Sunday, December 1, followed closely by Monday, December 2.

              Cheapest Thanksgiving 2019 travel dates: Thanksgiving Day, November 28, is the cheapest day to fly this holiday. It’s cheap because no one wants to fly then but if you arrive early on Thanksgiving Day, you won’t miss a moment of the feast. A relatively cheap day for returning is Saturday, November 30.

              More Ways to Save on Thanksgiving 

              1. Don’t ProcrastinateAccording to historical airfare prices, Thanksgiving tickets will likely rise significantly for purchases made starting the third week of September. Then look for a second hike in the fourth week of October, and the rise will continue right on up until the holiday. Ultimately, airfare prices, on average, could rise up as much as $4 a day, every day. Bottom line: Don’t wait.
              2. Compare airfares: Always compare airline ticket prices. The reason: No airline always has the cheapest price on every route, so if you only visit a favorite airline site to get your tickets, you risk paying too much (maybe, way too much).
              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 compare prices for both non-stops and connecting routes.
              4. Use a carry-on: Carry on bags are free on several airlines. When you use a carry-on (even when you have to pay) it’s worth the it because the bag that travels by your side is the bag that won’t get lost. You’ll also get out of that crowded airport earlier because you won’t have to hang around the baggage carousel.

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