Low fares can pop up at any time, even the occasional last minute holiday deal, but your best bet for snagging a decent Thanksgiving fare is to book early. And as we inch closer towards November, the clock is certainly ticking. So how's the Thanksgiving farescape shaping up? Here's a look at a few trips we've cobbled together for travel over the holiday.
While Wednesday-Sunday peak travel tends to be a tad pricey, we're seeing some great deals for Thursday-Tuesday trips, and other off peak dates. Who knows how long these prices will stick around. If something catches your eye, better book quickly!
Newark to Los Angeles $273 round-trip, nonstop
This one requires booking two separate tickets, one with United and the return with Virgin America. Depart NYC on the morning of Thanksgiving, return from LAX the following Tuesday.
Atlanta to Chicago $269 round-trip, nonstop
Yes, it's Basic Economy, but surely suits most holiday schedules, departing ATL bright and early on Thanksgiving morning, returning from ORD on Sunday night.
Baltimore to Dallas $261 round-trip
Searching Delta, we found seats departing BWI on Thanksgiving morning, and returning from DAL on the following Tuesday afternoon. Pack light? You'll find Basic Economy seats going for $20 less for the same trip.
Philadelphia to West Palm Beach $238 round-trip
Another Thursday-Tuesday ticket from Delta, this one is also available for $20 less in Basic Economy.
Dallas to New Orleans $246 round-trip, nonstop
Depart DFW on Wednesday, November 22, return from MSY on the following Monday, November 27. This fare is also available for $20 less in Basic Economy, for those who can cram all they need under the seat in front of them.
New York to Palm Springs $223 round-trip, nonstop
You may arrive late for dinner, but you'll still end up in Palm Springs. Depart JFK on the evening of Thanksgiving, return on the following Wednesday.
Seattle to Anchorage $279 round-trip, nonstop
On Alaska Airlines, depart SEA on Thursday morning, return from ANC on Sunday morning.
San Diego to Portland $180 round-trip, nonstop
Depart SAN on Thursday evening, return from PDX on the following Tuesday.
Los Angeles to Houston $171 round-trip, nonstop
We found seats in Basic Economy, departing LAX on Thursday morning, returning from IAH on the following Wednesday.
San Francisco to Newark $272 round-trip, nonstop
A long stay for Thanksgiving but surely it suits someone. On Virgin America, depart SFO on Thursday, return from EWR on the following Wednesday.