Thanksgiving is always the busiest and most lucrative time of year for airlines, said FareCompare co-founder Rick Seaney, and travelers will need to be nimble in order to find deals on airfares.
"The good news is that prices are up only about 1 percent over last year," said Seaney. "The bad news is that last year prices were the highest we tracked in eight years."
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For those who don't yet have tickets, don't dawdle, says Seaney.
From this point on, every day you wait to buy a ticket for holiday travel time will add another $5 to the price of your ticket, says Seaney, based on his company's analysis of holiday airfare trends.
That means waiting until October 31st could add upwards of $140 to your total airfare.