Best Times to Book Travel Plans for the Holidays

Introduction

If you are planning on traveling during the holidays, you want to make sure you get the best deals for the destinations you will be visiting. You don't want to overpay by booking last minute but you also don't want to schedule your travel too far ahead when there is a possibility your plans will change. And, you probably want the whole process to be as stress-free as possible. So when is the best time to book travel plans? This article will help you with a few tips about holiday travel and, of course, how to fit your best pup friend into the equation.

Flexibility

When looking at travel dates on your calendar, try to be a little flexible with when you will be away. If you are able to sway your travel dates to be a few days earlier or even a few hours earlier, you will likely get a better deal. Your pup says they are ready to go any day - they have no set schedule!

Weekday Traveling

Most holiday travelers tend to travel on the weekends, on Friday afternoons or the day before the actual holiday. If you are able to travel on a weekday or a less hectic travel date, do it! Not only will you get a better deal for you and your furry buddy but you will also be happier when the roads, airports and train stations are less crowded.

Flying on The Holiday

If you don't mind traveling on the actual holiday, you are likely to face less crowds, better deals and an overall happier experience. Everyone is cheerful on the holidays, right? With few people traveling on the day of celebration, your dog will also be calmer and happier. Book your travel days with this tip in mind and you will be happy you did!
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Early Booking

If your festive plans don't change from year to year, then you likely know way in advance what you will be doing each holiday season. Book your travel as far in advance as possible if this is the case. You will be able to get your preferred dates and times along with better travel prices. Your dog would likely enjoy traveling first class as well!

Exact Dates

If you are looking for the exact day when you should have your travel tickets in hand, several travel websites have pinpointed October 9th as the deadline. After this, prices go up and availability drops. So before you get out your Halloween decorations, sit down with your dog and decide on your holiday plans. Then you can relax through Halloween and Thanksgiving too!

Exact Times

Are you and your pup early risers? Good! Plan your travel at 5 am to 7 am when the cheapest plane tickets are available. If you prefer the night time, book a flight after 8 pm when prices are also low. Stay away from the mid-morning flights and the hours between 5 pm and 7 pm when everyone is looking to book their travel.