You might be thinking it's way too early to start thinking about flying home for the holidays.
...But nope. It's actually the *perfect* time.
Because you should start booking your Thanksgiving and winter holiday flights in August.
August 10 to 16 is the best time to buy flights for the holidays, according to Skyscanner.
The flight comparison website analyzed 2014 flights and found that travelers save the most when they book Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve flights in the 33rd week of the year.
Skyscanner claims you could save up to 14% on a New Year's roundtrip ticket by booking at this time. Christmas flights were about 19% less expensive versus booking the week of, while Thanksgiving tickets were about 5.5% less expensive.
Plus: if you're planning to use miles to pay for your flight, it may cost fewer miles if purchased in the early shopping window.
Typically, the best time to buy a flight is 47 days in advance, but holiday travel is a different ball game.
Airlines will drop their prices starting in August, before rising again in September, November, and December.
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