US online travel site Travelocity´s Thanksgiving data shows that the average round-trip domestic airfare this Thanksgiving is USD 415 with tax up nearly 7% from last year.
Travelocity calls this the ´price to beat´ and it should be used as a gauge while shopping for airfare. Good news for some travelers, however, a closer look at the most popular routes shows many prices are well under that average.
“While average airfare is up for Thanksgiving we are still seeing some of the most popular routes well under the national average,” explains Courtney Scott, senior editor at Travelocity. “So if USD 415 is out of your price range, don´t assume you can´t make it home for the holidays. Check your route, be flexible on your dates and you can still find a great deal.”
Travelocity also owns and operates: Travelocity Business for corporate travel; igougo.com, a leading online travel community; lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel; and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corp., a world leader in travel marketing and distribution.
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