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Here's the best time to book holiday travel, according to AAA

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 18:06:29-04

(KGTV) -- September 25 marks the start of the best time to book travel for Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to a report by AAA.

According to AAA, most travelers book flights for Thanksgiving between September 25 and October 27 and between October 26 and November 27 for Christmas

“Holiday travelers should make their plans now and begin booking their flights for Thanksgiving and Christmas as early as Wednesday, Sept. 25 for the best deals and availability,” said Paula Twidale, vice president, AAA Travel.

Thanksgiving Travel

AAA says this year, travelers can find some of the best pricing sever to 13 days before Thanksgiving, between November 11 and 17.

The site says, however, that limited availability makes seats hard to come by at the discounted rates.

Flying Monday of Thanksgiving week is the best option with the lowest average ticket price, according to AAA.

Christmas Travel

For Christmas, AAA found that booking flights between 61 to 90 days before the holiday, or between September 26 and October 27, is best.

Last-minute Christmas travelers can find the best pricing between seven to 13 days before the holiday, according to AAA.

However, much like Thanksgiving, availability is likely to be limited.

“Procrastinating travelers may be able to find last-minute deals on flights close to the holidays, as airlines look to fill their last few remaining seats, but flight availability for these peak travel weeks will be very limited by that time," Twidale continued.