PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With days of 80-degree weather, Thanksgiving and Christmas might feel far off. But according to AAA, the next week is going to be the best time to start booking holiday flights.
AAA says 3 years of booking data shows that Sept. 25 until Oct. 27 is the best time to start booking for holiday travel if you’re looking to save some money.READ MORE: Parents Frustrated After Violent Week Across Pittsburgh Public Schools
For Thanksgiving, getting your tickets early will cost you an average of $482.
And while it’s a good idea to plan ahead, AAA says travelers who are a bit more last-minute can find good prices one to two weeks before the holiday. Buying tickets during this time frame will cost you an average of $482.
However, booking late will make it more difficult to find seating.READ MORE: Vigil For COVID-19 Victims Held In Westmoreland County
For stress-free flying, AAA recommends flying the Monday of Thanksgiving.
When it comes to Christmas, they say the “sweet spot” is 61 to 90 days before — between Sept. 26 and Oct. 25 — where you can find prices at an average of $561.
It’s once again good news for last-minute travelers — waiting one to two weeks before will give you the average price of $488 per ticket.MORE NEWS: GetGo Cashier Left Bruised, Scared After Attack In Store
As for traveling, AAA says Christmas Eve is the best day to travel, with a consistently low average price per ticket sitting at $527. It’s also a relatively quiet day.