Thinking about planning a trip for Thanksgiving? Now might be the time to get moving.
When it comes to booking Thanksgiving airfares, travelers don't get too much flexibility around the Thursday holiday.
The days with the highest fares are the days the most people want to travel. That's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after. So, it may not be your first choice, but you can usually find the best fares on Thanksgiving day. Maybe a morning flight can get you on the ground for a turkey dinner.
But, if you know which day you want to fly, book it now.
According to Consumer Reports, fares rise in October by about $3 for every day you wait to book a flight.
Finding the best price on tickets often means searching the most options.
Consumer Reports recommends making that search easier by using a website that pulls airfares from multiple sources, like Kayak, Expedia and Travelocity.
A connecting flight may save you some money, but some travel experts prefer a nonstop in colder weather when cancellations may throw off holiday plans.