Hopper's Guide to
Thanksgiving Travel 2019

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Overview

  • Average round trip domestic airfare for Thanksgiving will fall 3.9% this year to $294, the lowest price in the last 3 years.
  • Thanksgiving prices will start high and remain high through the holiday. Book your tickets in October for the best deals.
  • The last day to get a deal is November 7. Afterwards, prices will spike $10 per day or more.
  • Depart on Thanksgiving Day or Monday, November 25th to save up to 23% or $68 per ticket.

Travel Tips

1

Start Watching Now

Prices will change over 100 times between now and the holidays! Hopper users saved an average of $45 round trip last year.

2

Book Before Halloween

The best deals for round trip airfare are available in October. Thanksgiving prices will continue to rise until the holiday.

3

Be Flexible

Leaving early in the week of Thanksgiving (Sunday or Monday) could save travelers up to 20% off peak travel prices.

When to Buy

Thanksgiving prices will start high and remain high through the holiday. Book your tickets in October for the best deals, or by November 7th (3 weeks before Thanksgiving) at the latest. After the 7th, expect prices to rise each day, spiking $10+/day in the last week before Thanksgiving. 

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When to Fly

If you’re heading out of town for Thanksgiving, plan to leave as early as Sunday or Monday ahead of the holiday for the best deals. Prices will rise from Monday through Wednesday, before dropping on Thanksgiving Day. Departing on one of these lower cost dates could save travelers up to 23% or $68 on round trip airfare.  If travelers are headed out of the country for the holiday, prices will be relatively stable but lowest Monday - Wednesday ahead of Thanksgiving. 

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US Snapshot

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San Francisco
Domestic • $335
International • $610
Dallas - Fort Worth
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Domestic • $293
International • $777
Los Angeles
Domestic • $321
International • $518
Chicago
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Domestic • $250
International • $617
Atlanta
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Domestic • $267
International • $768
Miami
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Domestic • $249
International • $519
Washington D.C.
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Domestic • $312
International • $684
Detroit
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Domestic • $272
International • $841
Boston
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Domestic • $267
International • $579
New York City
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Domestic • $293
International • $534

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