No it’s not too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving travel plans.
Here are some tips from Kendal Perez of HassleFreeSavings.com:
1. Book Soon
When it comes to booking holiday airfare, sooner is cheaper than later. The price of airfare is dependent upon how full a flight is, and we all know how packed they get around the holidays. Ultimately, there’s no time for waffling — search now and book soon.
2. Stock Up on Savings
In addition to travel rewards and frequent flier miles, stock up on discount gift cards to offset flight costs. GiftCardGranny.com features cards to Frontier, American Airlines and more for up to 10 percent off. These cards go fast, so set up email alerts to get notified when new cards become available.
3. Avoid Wednesday
Wednesdays are typically one of the cheapest days to fly. However, the day before Thanksgiving is probably the most expensive day to depart, so look at alternatives. If you can arrive in time for turkey dinner, flying on Thanksgiving day will likely give you the cheapest arrival fare.
4. Return Monday
According to the experts at CheapAir.com, Sunday, Dec. 1 is the worst day to fly during the Thanksgiving holiday this year. It may be the busiest travel day of the year and you’ll pay a premium to join the masses. Instead, book your return flight for Monday or Tuesday.
5. Compare Round Trips to One Ways
In addition to comparing round-trip tickets across several airlines, compare the cost of a single ticket to two one-way tickets. In some cases, individual flights on separate airlines cost less than a round-trip fare.