This is the best day to book your holiday flights

Airfare deals best in October

Headed out of town for the holidays? Better book now.

Whether you're taking to the skies for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's, one week is better than any other to purchase your airfares, according to's holiday insider report.

"This early week in October is when prices are are dipping the most before they head back up as we get close to the holidays," Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor for, told NBC New York.

A United Airlines jet passes the air traffic control tower at Los Angeles International Airport.
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In fact, travelers looking to save some cash should use Oct. 6 to book flights for Turkey Day. The online airfare booking site suggests that flights on this day are 5 percent cheaper than regular fares.

Using data from past holidays, the report also projects that Christmas fares should be purchased on Oct. 9 for the best price and flights for a New Year's holiday are cheapest on Oct. 10.

"Book your holiday airfare sooner than later because once you hit mid-October you are only going to see those prices continue to rise," Tornatore said.