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Labor Day Weekend: Bad for Airlines, Good for You

August 17, 2009 | Posted in: Airfare News,Deals,Holiday Travel,Tips and Tricks

This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 7 – and I see where the Air Transport Association of America (ATAA) is forecasting a 3.5% drop in travel for the holiday period, compared to last year.

And as we all know, empty seats typically means lower prices.

So I went looking for bargains – using the FareCompare deal finder – and it only took me about 20 seconds before I found these two:

Where do you want to go? Our fun (and fast!) “deal finder” tool will get you there, for less.

3 Responses to “Labor Day Weekend: Bad for Airlines, Good for You”

  1. I’m trying to get to Toronto after labor day. I’ve been tracking fares for weeks, and there is certainly nothing worth buying. From Cincinnati, the lowest I’ve seen is $450. The sales, apparently, haven’t touched Canada.

  2. Rick Seaney says:

    UPDATE: See my most recent post at http://rickseaney.com/2009/08/18/forget-the-calendar-fall-airfare-season-is-now-underway/
    EARLIER: I am seeing $424 myself, but I get your point. The problem, as I’m sure you’re well aware, is that you are dealing with two of the higher priced airports. So for you, I would suggest signing up for our real-time email alerts because prices can (and do!) change at any time, and sign up is here: http://www.farecompare.com/signup/
    I also suggest you follow FareCompare deals from your home airport on Twitter (also in real-time), and you can sign up for that here: http://www.farecompare.com/twitter
    And remember, if you see a good deal, pounce on it. They do not last.
    Hope this helps,

  3. Thanks for your insight, Rick. I definitely have the alerts and Twitter feed set up. Flying into BUF and getting to YYZ on my own seems about the best option right now, even with onward transport – seems to be half as much.

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