Holiday Cheap Flights Report 2020

Best days to fly for the holidays

Holiday travel in 2020 might not look quite like any of us thought it would, but we know people are anxious to get back to visit family and friends. Some of you may be taking flights to reconnect.

Use Qtrip’s simple-to-use color-coded calendars and charts to identify the best days to purchase your airfare at the lowest prices. This year airfares are trending almost 25% less than 2019 prices. The Holiday Flights Report helps simplify decision-making around airfare purchase.

How Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Flights are Trending

Thanksgiving Airfare Trend by Day
Expected Airfare Fluctuations by Purchase Month

We track 11,000 airfares for flights during the holiday season every day. From this data, we identify the average fare for the most popular markets to bring you the Qtrip Holiday Flights Report.

Christmas Airfare Trend by Day
Expected Airfare Fluctuations by Purchase Month

We track 11,000 airfares for flights during the holiday season every day. From this data, we identify the average fare for the most popular markets to bring you the Qtrip Holiday Flights Report.

2020 Winter Flights Calendar

2020 Winter Holidays

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26
Thanksgiving
DEC
25
Christmas
JAN
1
New Year Day
DEEP DISCOUNTS
GOOD VALUE
A LITTLE PRICEY
HIGHEST FARES

Thanksgiving Calendar

Thanksgiving Calendar

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  • Nov 23 Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week are shaping up to be excellent value travel days for the budget traveler.
  • Nov 26 Turkey Day is almost always a great value for air travelers, especially for shorter flights that can get you to your destination just in time for dinner. Lighter crowds at the airport and on the plane make it particularly enticing for 2020.
  • Nov 29 The Sunday after Thanksgiving is historically one of the most expensive travel days of the year. You can save more than $100/ticket on average if you can fly home on Monday instead.
  • Dec 1 The cheapest day to fly over Thanksgiving week this year is the Tuesday after the holiday. The difference between flying home on Sunday and Tuesday is a head-spinning $215 on average.

Christmas / New Years Calendar

Christmas Calendar

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  • Dec 24 Christmas Eve is usually pretty pricey as departure dates go. This year, the night before Christmas has some of the best savings of the week!
  • Dec 27 Flying home the Sunday after Christmas is going to be the most expensive option this holiday season. You can save close to $100 on average by waiting one extra day and flying home on Monday instead.
  • Jan 1 Because New Years Day falls on a Friday this year, it’s priced quite nicely. New Years Eve also offers great deals on airfare.
  • Jan 4 Sticking around until the Monday after New Years is a safe bet to save some coin (about $65/ticket). If you can push it to Tuesday, you’ll save more than $110 a ticket.
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