Want to avoid the stress of searching airline after airline for the cheapest flights during the Thanksgiving holiday season? We’ve compiled a list of 8 tips and tricks to help out in finding the cheapest flights.

Check out the list below to find 8 tips and tricks for booking your trip during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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    Book as early as possible!

    It’s recommended to book for your Thanksgiving holiday trip as early as possible. Start booking your trip even as early as before Halloween.

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    These are typically the best dates to depart.

    The best days to fly on for the cheapest fares are the 19th, 23rd, or even the 26th (Thanksgiving Day).

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    These are the cheapest times to fly.

    The cheapest times to fly are early in the morning from 5 to 7 a.m. or in the evening after 8 p.m.

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    Avoid booking fares during these times.

    The most expensive times to travel are 8 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

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    This is the absolute latest you can find a somewhat decent price on a ticket.

    The deadline for buying a ticket is 21 days prior to your flight date. And the most expensive dates are usually seven days within a departure date.

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  • 6

    The busiest time to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday is specifically this day.

    November 25th is deemed as the most busiest day for traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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    The least busiest day to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday is exclusively this day.

    November 30th is said to be the least busiest day of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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  • 8

    Sign up for “price alerts”

    Most travel sites for booking fares now offer “price alerts” where you can sign up via email and be notified when a cheaper fare is available.

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