Like it or not, sometimes you just have to travel during the holidays. It is something people dread every single year because it will usually cost a fortune and the airports are so crowded that the whole thing just ends up becoming a huge hassle.
But there is some good news when it comes to holiday traveling this year. Airlines have been offering competitive prices all year so it looks like flying around the holidays in 2015 will be cheaper than in recent years. In fact, some flights could be 23 percent cheaper this year.
But, do not wait too long to book those flights. Each day the price goes up and there usually isn’t a time during the holidays where it is going to drop any lower the closer the holidays get. Remember, the real increase is when you book just 10 days before your vacation.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest times to travel in the nation and traveling hugely increases during this time of year, which means there will be long lines and possible delays. Not everyone has that Christmas cheer so try to not get out of that spirit and take it all in calmly.
If you can be flexible and even fly on December 25th, then you may luck out. Airports do not seem as busy and flights will probably be a lot cheaper. Or if you can find a small airport near your destination, this might be another way to find a cheaper flight and it will not be as busy larger airports.
Just always remember to stay in that holiday spirit and stay calm while fighting through the crowds.