(NEW YORK) — If you’re planning to fly to see friends or family this Thanksgiving, prepare to pay more.
On many routes, airfares are higher than they were last year and well above prices paid in 2010.
Holiday flights are filling up fast, says Jeanenne Tornatore with Orbitz Travel: “I would suggest booking by at least the end of October for your Thanksgiving, and Christmas should be soon after that.”
“We typically see the lower airfares on the off-peak travel days,” she says.
Peak travel days — the days with the highest fares — include the day before Thanksgiving and the following Sunday and Monday.
“Over Christmas the busiest and most expensive travel days will be Sunday, Dec. 23, and Wednesday, Dec. 26,” Tornatore says.
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