According to Travelocity, the cheapest days to fly over both Christmas and New Year’s dipped well below the average cost of a holiday flight ($421) when travelers adjusted their departure and return dates. The online travel agency advises travelers to avoid Sunday flights on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.
Travelocity analyzed the cheapest days to fly over Christmas and found that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are among the cheapest:
For New Year’s, Travelocity advises travelers to delay their returns until the Monday after the holiday (Jan. 3) – a better chance to drop fares as low as $344 roundtrip. In addition, travelers can save up to $525 per couple just by booking their flight and hotel together.
The company reminds travelers that planes are expected to fly 90 percent full throughout the holidays, which means that flights should be booked in advance to get an affordable fare.