Making Travel Plans for Thanksgiving?

Published by October 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Travel

Although Thanksgiving is still a month away, it is not too early to make travel arrangements. In fact, since it is the busiest time for travel, it is a good idea for travelers to book in advance to ensure tickets to their destinations are available.

In addition, purchasing early can save travelers money, as ticket prices usually go up as departure dates approach.  According to, the Monday before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day are the cheapest days to fly. Return flights for the following Sunday and Monday will be about 20% more expensive, so travelers may consider returning on alternative days for lower fares.

Experts recommend booking domestic flights 3-4 weeks ahead of time to avoid price hikes.

To protect against delays and interruptions, travelers might want to consider travel insurance. ¬†Unfortunately, during the busiest travel days of the year, there is a good chance for delays and other interruptions. ¬†The search tools on Squaremouth’s website helps visitors locate policies that have the coverage they seek at the lowest price.