Why Thanksgiving Is One Of The Best Times To Travel
By Jade Kerr - November 7, 2021

Thanksgiving is a great week if you are looking to travel. The holiday season is in full swing and Thanksgiving is approaching. But not everyone enjoys turkey, family gatherings, and Black Friday. So if you are looking for something else, maybe turn your mind towards travel. International flights are cheap and if you have children, they are on vacation from school. You may think that the airports during this time will be packed,m not to mention, sky-high prices. That may be true for domestic flights within the United States, but now that borders have reopened, international flights are cheaper and more available during the week of Thanksgiving. Vaccinated foreign tourists are starting to be welcomed yet again to various parts of the world. The U.S. reopened borders with Mexico and Canada, and some European countries are allowing vaccinated American tourists inside as well.

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If you have pandemic burnout, this may be the perfect time to take advantage of international travel prices. Scott’s Cheap Flights have shared that Thanksgiving may not be the most obvious time to vacation, but it’s a smart move if you are looking to travel within a reasonable budget. The deals site says, “The millions of travelers flying domestically are, by definition, not traveling internationally. For airlines, it’s a feast-time domestically and a famine-time internationally. What do airlines do to fill all those planes flying to Paris and CancĂșn and Barcelona? Simple: slash the fare.” But an upcoming Thanksgiving getaway isn’t just about lower prices, but kids and employees usually have a few days off making the planning process a lot easier. Additionally, destinations during this time are more or less uncrowded and the weather is pleasant.

Travel experts have said that they’ve seen an increase in last-minute fares than in previous years. Willis Orlando, Scott’s Cheap Flights Senior Product Operations Specialist explained, “For folks who are ready to travel, want to get out there, there are a few things you can really do. One thing is be prepared and be vigilant, so the thing we tell folks all the time is start searching for those flights as early as possible. There are more last minute deals this year than ever due to kind of the flux the airline industry is in, but if you see a deal, jump on it.” One thing to keep in mind is to try to avoid travelling the day before Thanksgiving as well as the Sunday after because these are two of the busiest travel days. Travel experts recommend booking flights before the 21, 14, and 7-day marks before the flight takes off. If you’ve had the travel itch, now might be a good time to think about booking that flight.