Book now and you will have more money to spend on presents this year. (Photo: Thinkstock)
It may be hard to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas while we’re still basking in the lazy days of summer, but the holidays will be here before you know it — and the best time to book is next week!
Today, the global travel search site Skyscanner revealed that the best time to book flights for 2015 holidays is the week of August 10.
“During that time travelers can save nearly 5.5 percent on Thanksgiving travel, close to 19 percent for Christmas and almost 15 percent for New Year’s Eve,” according to the Skyscanner report.
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Not ready to book just yet. Here are some other good times to book for each holiday.
Thanksgiving: Booking the week of September 14 could save an average of 4 percent, while booking just two weeks prior to Thanksgiving may save an average of 3.8 percent.
Christmas: Booking the weeks of August 31 or September 28 may save an average of 12.7 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Or book the week of November 2 for a possible 4.8 percent savings.
New Year’s Eve: The weeks of September 14 and 28 could save travelers an average of 8.5 percent, and booking the week of December 14 can save an average of 6.3 percent.
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