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Thanksgiving 2021: Top five travel tips

Thanksgiving is all about that family time. And this year, getting everyone together safely is more important than ever. So here’s our top tips and tools to help you avoid those pesky travel pitfalls so you can leap over any unexpected bumps — and arrive relaxed and ready to get your feast on.

1: See when’s best to book at a glance

The holiday season is fast approaching. To beat the crowds and get the best flights at the best prices, use our month view to see all the options available to you right now. Flights sell fast at this time of year, and with prices predicted to rise, locking down your preferred dates early is the smart move.

Wednesday 24 November is predicted to be the busiest travel day. 

Thanksgiving 2021 falls on Thursday 25 November.

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2: Let us find the right flight for you

With so many flights to choose from, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We’re here to help.
Our unparalleled coverage makes us the only place you can search flights from every US airline at once — and filter them for price, speed and more. That means you’ll always find the easiest way to get back to the people that matter most.

3: We’ll track prices to get you a great deal

Like prepping the perfect turkey feast, when it comes to getting the best price, timing is everything. Our Price Alerts feature keeps tabs on cost changes for your saved routes. So sit back. Relax. We’ll let you know when it’s time to book the right flight at the right price.

The average return economy flight at Thanksgiving costs $278.

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4: If you need a backup plan, we’ve got you

As we’ve learned from hard-hitting travel documentary Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Thanksgiving travel plans can change at the last minute. But fear not. With flexible bookings you can easily swap your flights if the unexpected happens — so whatever else changes, you’ll have peace of mind your trip can get back on track.

Photo credits @johnlmc

5: Help is here if you need it

Need help problem-solving on the fly? No worries — we’ve got your back. Whether you book with us directly or with one of our partners, our 24/7 Customer Care Team is always on hand to help. Unlike the kids when it’s time to clean up Thanksgiving dinner…

Photo credits @Maskot, @Dmitry-Marchenko

Your essential Thanksgiving travel tips

  1. Check the best time to book
  2. Always search the whole market
  3. Set price alerts for the best value
  4. Have a backup with flexible bookings
  5. Get in touch for help while traveling