According to a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration, the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving as well as the Sunday after Thanksgiving are the busiest days for air travel during the Thanksgiving holiday period. Other busy days include the Friday after Thanksgiving and the Saturday before Christmas.
The Transportation Security Administration is preparing for a busy travel season surrounding Thanksgiving, during which travel numbers are projected to surpass 2019 pre-pandemic levels. According to the organization, it is anticipating that the Sunday following Thanksgiving will be the largest travel day of the year, with an anticipated 2.4 million passengers on 11/28.
Is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving a busy travel day this year?
This year, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving will continue to be a popular travel day; but, if you need to return on either Saturday or Sunday after the holiday, flight prices will increase at a much faster rate. This will be especially significant in the year 2021, when the first day of Hanukkah will also fall on Sunday, November 28.
What are the busiest days of the Year for travel?
When it comes to domestic travel within the United States, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following Thanksgiving have traditionally been two of the busiest (and most costly) days of the year.
When is the best time to fly for Thanksgiving 2019?
This is consistent with the airfare patterns that CheapAir saw during the first week of October for Thanksgiving travel, but the exact price that you’ll pay will be greatly dependent on the days on which you are able to go. According to the data provided by Hopper, the most affordable day to fly is the Monday before Thanksgiving.
How much does it cost to travel for Thanksgiving 2019?
Thanksgiving travel is somewhat more predictable than other holidays due to the fact that it is always celebrated on a Thursday and schools and companies that are not retail establishments often close both on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday that follows the holiday.According to research provided by Hopper, the cost of a domestic round-trip flight during the Thanksgiving holiday is around $300.