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Today's the Last Day to Get the Cheapest Price on a Thanksgiving Flight

Airfare app Hopper expects $270 to be a good deal for most travelers, so jump on any cheaper tickets you see.
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Thanksgiving is still weeks away, so you probably aren't concerned about making your travel plans. Drop everything! Even if you're focused on other holidays like Halloween, the truth is that now is the best time to save big on holiday airfare. In fact, today is the last day to get the lowest price on Thanksgiving flights, according to data from the airfare app Hopper.

Seriously, Book Your Thanksgiving Flight Today

With holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, people tend to travel over the weekend. This makes tracking airfare prices pretty easy. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving airfare is harder to measure. Travelers could be flying out the week before, the day of, or even a few days after Turkey Day. According to Hopper, a good general rule is to book Thanksgiving flights anywhere from 65 to 55 days before departure.

Today marks 55 days until Thanksgiving, so your ideal time frame for great rates ends at midnight.

Today marks 55 days until Thanksgiving, so your ideal time frame for great rates ends at midnight. Starting tomorrow, the best rates will start to disappear and you'll almost certainly be paying more.

A $270 Ticket Is a Good Deal

Scoring the best airfare prices can vary depending on the time of year and holiday. For Thanksgiving, Hopper expects $270 to be a good roundtrip deal for most travelers flying domestically. If you happen to find one for less, don't risk missing out! You should book right away.

SEE ALSO: Here's The Best Time to Book a Flight for Every Holiday

If you can't nail down your holiday travel plans right now, remember that it's in your wallet's best interest to book ASAP. Ticket prices are expected to surge at the beginning of November, so don't wait! If you do, you could end up paying double — or even more.

Readers, have you already made your holiday travel plans? How much were you able to save by booking in advance? Let us know in the comments below!

Staff Writer

Julie joined DealNews in 2015, after many years of becoming well-versed in technology issues as a communications professional for a software company. She first entered journalism in college, reporting on issues facing frugal students for Julie lives in DealNews' hometown of Huntsville, AL.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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