If you’ve traveled during the holidays by airplane, then you know those ticket prices can get pretty outrageous. They say timing is everything, so if you plan on getting the best deal this year, don’t wait until the last minute to book your flight. The best time to purchase your holiday flights is now, says the Huffington Post.

According to airfare analysts from Hopper, the best time to book your flights for Christmas this year is October 5 - 12, and you have until the end of October to book a flight at its cheapest for Thanksgiving.

They also offered up a few rules to booking a holiday flight, like purchasing a cheap flight when you see it. Huff Post also suggests avoiding “the Wednesday before and Sunday after Thanksgiving if you can, and prepare to score big if your schedule allows travel on Thanksgiving Day.”

[Read More: Huffington Post]

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