Fall and Thanksgiving Destinations That Will Save You Money
NEW YORK, October 13, 2014 – Against the backdrop of rising airfares, new research from Fly.com™ reveals travelers can still save money this Thanksgiving and fall. But, to do so, travelers will need to fly westward.
Fly.com’s data study, which compared the average cost of flights to popular fall vacation spots in 2013 against 2014 prices, found that – with the exception of Dallas – the only destinations experiencing cheaper fares this fall are located in the western United States.
Surprisingly Hawaii, which is often associated with expensive airfares, offers the best deals for the Thanksgiving and post-Thanksgiving travel periods. In contrast, Florida’s continued popularity over the fall has played a role in rising fares. For instance, flights to Tampa between Dec. 1-21 cost 25 percent more in 2014 compared with last year.
The Fly.com study also revealed that flights to popular fall destinations cost an average $105 more during the Thanksgiving travel period, but drop $123 post-Thanksgiving.
“To borrow the words of American author Horace Greeley, it is time to ‘go west,’” said Warren Chang, vice president and general manager, Fly.com. “For anyone still looking to use up their vacation days without breaking the bank, the West Coast and Mountain states offer something for every taste. There are also some amazing hotel deals out there for Hawaii and Los Angeles that can save travelers even more money.”
Fly.com examined data collected from more than one million user searches and extracted domestic flights for the following travel windows in 2013 and 2014: Sept. 22 – Nov. 20 (pre-Thanksgiving), Nov. 21-30 (Thanksgiving), and Dec. 1-21 (post-Thanksgiving). The study period included all searches conducted in 2013 and 2014 between Aug. 1 and Sept. 21.
To find the best fares for Thanksgiving and fall travel visit www.fly.com/falltravel,or use Fly.com Fare Calendars to identify the cheapest days to fly.
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