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U.S. Air Travel Sweet Spot – July 4th and Halloween

June 30, 2008 | Posted in: Airfare News,Airline News

In the past week, legacy airlines (along with Southwest) have changed their airfares significantly across the country. Most of these airline ticket changes are being hiked based on travel departure date and are timed to coincide with reductions in flights with the intent to keep planes packed.

There are quite a few super cheap last minute July 4th tickets (some thru the 10th of July) running between dozens of cities (meant to top off those already packed planes).

After the 4th — prices jump a bit, but are still much less than airline tickets departing in early November (or, starting right around Halloween), where prices jump dramatically.

If you want to travel cheap in the next few months, buy airline tickets in these sweet spots — and if you want to have a decent price on holiday seats, definitely start shopping now — these premium seats are more likely to go up in price the coming weeks and months (unless you think oil is coming down…)

7 Responses to “U.S. Air Travel Sweet Spot – July 4th and Halloween”

  1. While I concur with the generality of the sweet spot from late summer until Thanksgiving (among others), finding the great deals is something entirely different and requires a strategy. Here’s my take: http://tinyurl.com/3hrgys

    Aloha, http://beatofhawaii.com

  2. docdiamond says:

    I am planning a three week hiking trip to Switzerland next year (2009). Any ideas on how I can get the very best fare for two people to Geneva next July? I am thinking that I should buy the tickets early this fall.

  3. Ann Bazile says:

    My daughter is planning a Wedding May 23,09 in Jamaica, when do you think it would be best to purchase the tickets? (from Orlando) (Wisconsin) (New Jersey)


    ABazile abazile@cfl.rr.com

  4. Glazeginger says:

    I’m planning a vacation to Malaysia with my husband for 2 weeks. The date is flexible between AUGUST – NOVEMBER. From New York-Penang,Malaysia.I’m looking for a great deal on the airfare. I have a place to stay, only airfare. Please help me.

  5. Dwayne Day says:

    When is the best time to purchase tix for flight from LAX to Manila (December 7 to 11 departure and returning on 23 December?

  6. CHARLIE says:


  7. Phil Hilton says:

    I can fly Florida to Int’l Falls, MN right around July 4th. I can go late June or mid July, or right on the 4th. Any suggestions?


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