Skyscanner finds best time to fly for Thanksgiving travelers

Skyscanner, the global travel search engine, has uncovered the best time to book Thanksgiving 2017 air travel, the company said.

After carefully collating and analyzing historic data from Skyscanner´s more than 60 million monthly users, the results show savings can be found starting the week of September 4 all the way up to two weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday.

This fall will be filled with travel deals for both planners and procrastinators, who stand to find great savings not only on the heels of Labor Day, starting the week of September 4, where a traveler can find potential savings up to four percent, and also up to the week of November 6.

In addition, Skyscanner has found that a round-trip domestic airline ticket around the holiday period will average around USD 300, offering an unprecedented booking window with more affordability and flexibility.

The best-time-to-book data appeals to every kind of traveler and is likely to contribute to another record-breaking year for Thanksgiving and end-of-year holiday travel as a whole. Skyscanner has compiled some hacks to help travelers with the booking process and find the best deals this holiday season:

By expanding flight searches to include other area airports, travelers may find more flight options as well as more affordable fares.

Tweaking travel itinerary dates of departure and return may yield more results in line with travelers´ budgets.

Setting up price alerts allows travelers to track the cost of a desired flight route and purchase a fare once the price drops.

Skyscanner is a global travel search company providing free search of flights, hotels and car rental. Founded in 2003 Skyscanner helps to meet the travel planning needs of over 60 million people each month. Skyscanner is available in over 30 languages. Skyscanner´s highly-rated free mobile app has been downloaded over 60 million times. 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.