Should you book a flight this week?

DENVER October is more than halfway through. That means it’s time to get serious about booking your vacation travel.

The truth, Hopper travel site said October 10-20 is the sweet spot to get the best prices on holiday travel, KDVR report.

“Demand for holiday flights is still relatively low in mid-October, meaning airlines have lowered prices and offers and promotions are available on many top routes. Searches and bookings for holiday flights will start to increase in late October and prices will start to rise,” Hopper said.

Thanksgiving trip

Hopper said flights for Thanksgiving are up 24% since last year. The average ticket price this week is around $290. That price will increase by $10 per day from the end of October through Thanksgiving, the site estimated.

Last-minute tickets are expected to top out at an average of $450.

According to travel sites The HolidayHere are the best travel dates for Thanksgiving travel:

And this is it Best return date:

If you have a limited travel schedule, here are two days you’ll want to avoid traveling:

The Holiday said to fly on that day will be busy and expensive.

Christmas trip

When it comes to traveling for Christmas, Hopper said that tickets are up 53% compared to last year.

“Airfare will rise slowly into November, before rising $10 or more per day from mid-November through the holidays and expected to peak at more than $580 for last-minute tickets,” Hopper explained.

According to The HolidayHere are the best departure dates for Christmas travel:

  • December 18
  • December 19
  • December 20
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Below are the best return dates, according The Holiday:

If you have a limited travel schedule, here are the days you’ll want to avoid traveling:

  • December 22
  • December 23
  • December 26
  • December 27

The Holiday said flying on those days at Christmas time will be the busiest and priciest.

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