Q. I have a daughter living in Chicago that would like to fly home for Thanksgiving holidays (leave Chicago Wednesday, return either Sunday or Monday of the holiday week).....so far, all of the rates are very high. Any chance that they will come down?
A. Those are peak holiday travel days and the airlines know they can pretty much charge what they please during that time. So, no, it's highly unlikely that you'll find many discounted fares for Thanksgiving. However, if you're daughter is willing to fly out early Thanksgiving morning, she'll probably find a much much lower fare. Yes, yes, we know. Nobody wants to fly on Thanksgiving Day, but hey, that's why fares are so much lower. Let someone else reheat the casserole and mind the bird while you quickly skip out to the airport. At least you'll get to spend the holiday with your daughter, right?