Skyscanner discloses data to travelers planning Thanksgiving travel

Florida-based travel search engine Skyscanner.com has announced the release of data for the best time to book Thanksgiving travel, the company said.

Skyscanner collated and analyzed data from its more than 90 million monthly users and found that domestic Thanksgiving travel favors last-minute travelers, with some of the best deals to be found two to three weeks in advance and with savings sometimes as high as 20%.

Skyscanner analyzed the data and found travelers tend to fit into one of three personas:

-Almost 60 percent of Americans are midweek travelers, choosing to depart on Tuesday or Wednesday and return between Friday and Sunday
-Approximately 10 percent are week-long travelers, and travel weekend to weekend (Saturday/Sunday to the following Saturday/Sunday)
-Nearly 20 percent are same-day travelers, preferring to avoid the airport masses and depart on Thanksgiving Thursday and return between Friday and Sunday

Skyscanner helps to meet the travel planning needs of over 90 million people each month. Skyscanner is available in over 30 languages. The privately-owned company employs over 900 staff and has ten global offices in Edinburgh, Singapore, Beijing, Shenzhen, Miami, Barcelona, Glasgow, Sofia, Budapest and London.