Though it’s not even July 4th yet, our experts recommend looking ahead to Labor Day weekend travel. Fly.com research shows that booking early can save travelers about 30% on holiday flights.

Savings:

  • When looking at other holiday travel periods, our experts found that prices jump significantly within three weeks of departure.

Travel Dates:

  • Sample fares below are for departure Aug. 27 and return Sept. 2. Prices will vary by travel dates, so use Fly.com Fare Calendars as a guide.

Sample Fares:

Below are some of our favorite Labor Day travel deals. Use the search box on the right to find the fares.

Roundtrip Fares from the West (incl. tax):

  • Phoenix-Denver … $98
  • Long Beach-Oakland … $106
  • Los Angeles-Las Vegas … $108
  • Denver-Las Vegas … $118
  • Las Vegas-San Francisco … $138
  • San Jose, Calif.-Portland, Ore. … $138
  • Denver-Los Angeles … $166
  • Portland, Ore.-San Diego … $168
  • Burbank-Phoenix … $170
  • San Francisco-Seattle … $178
  • San Francisco-Palm Springs … $188
  • Denver-New York City … $229
  • Seattle-Minneapolis … $228
  • Denver-Fort Lauderdale … $258
  • Phoenix-Boston … $308
  • Salt Lake City-New York City … $308
  • Oakland-New York City … $324

Roundtrip Fares from the East (incl. tax):

  • Baltimore-Myrtle Beach … $98
  • Baltimore-Fort Lauderdale … $168
  • New York City-Charleston, SC … $175
  • Richmond-Orlando … $185
  • Boston-Chicago … $188
  • Washington, D.C.-Tampa … $189
  • Hartford-Orlando … $198
  • New York City-Chicago … $208
  • New York City-Orlando … $220
  • Boston-Tampa … $240
  • Buffalo-Orlando … $240
  • New York City-New Orleans … $258
  • Philadelphia-Las Vegas … $268
  • Newark-Austin … $274
  • Baltimore-Las Vegas … $284
  • Philadelphia-Los Angeles … $329

Roundtrip Fares from the Midwest & Texas (incl. tax):

  • Dallas-New Orleans … $108
  • Kansas City-Denver … $128
  • Pittsburgh-Boston … $148
  • Chicago-Atlantic City … $164
  • Detroit-Myrtle Beach … $164
  • St. Louis-Denver … $168
  • Houston-Boston … $177
  • Chicago-Baltimore … $188
  • Detroit-Fort Lauderdale … $188
  • Houston-Orlando … $195
  • Chicago-Orlando … $198
  • Dallas-Chicago … $198
  • Chicago-New York City … $208
  • Kansas City-Las Vegas … $213
  • Dallas-Fort Lauderdale … $228
  • Minneapolis-Los Angeles … $228
  • Indianapolis-Orlando … $230
  • Pittsburgh-Orlando … $236
  • Milwaukee-New York City … $240
  • Dallas-San Diego … $248
  • Austin-San Francisco … $250

Roundtrip Fares from the Southeast & Florida (incl. tax):

  • Tampa-Washington, D.C. … $171
  • Atlanta-Fort Lauderdale … $178
  • Raleigh-Boston … $192
  • Jacksonville-New York City … $196
  • Orlando-Chicago … $198
  • Charlotte-Washington, D.C. … $199
  • Fort Lauderdale-Boston … $199
  • Orlando-Detroit … $218
  • Atlanta-Denver … $220
  • New Orleans-Denver … $220
  • Orlando-New York City … $220
  • Fort Lauderdale-Atlantic City … $228
  • New Orleans-Chicago … $240
  • Fort Lauderdale-Las Vegas … $292
  • Fort Lauderdale-Los Angeles … $304
  • Miami-Las Vegas … $310
  • Orlando-San Diego … $330

Most fares are available for the same price in the opposite direction. Also, be sure to conduct searches on Fly.com for other cities and dates, as the 30% savings by booking in advance will apply to most domestic routes, and some international ones as well.

Sample Screenshots:

PhoenixtoDenverFlyResults7 2 14 300x258 $98 & up    Roundtrip Labor Day Fares, Book Early to Save 30%

$106 — Phoenix to Denver: Fly.com Results

 

LongBeachtoOaklandFlyResults7 2 14 300x270 $98 & up    Roundtrip Labor Day Fares, Book Early to Save 30%

$106 — Long Beach to Oakland: Fly.com Results

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Matt is an airfare deal hunter, whose amazing finds have been published in AM New York and NYTimes.com. He currently calls New York City home, but frequents Europe and the Middle East. His travels last year took him to Stockholm for $150 and Barcelona for $250 roundtrip, including taxes.

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