According to a recent priceline.com survey of airline ticket prices, average holiday
airfares around the country for December travel are flat to down about
2% this year versus last.
For the cheapest holiday airline tickets, priceline.com
recommended flying on December 19, 24, 26, 27 or 28. For
average-priced fares, try to travel on December 20, 23, 29, 31 and
January 3. Consumers can expect to pay the highest fares if they
travel on December 21, 22, 30 and January 1, 2, 4, 5 or 6.
Travelers who come to priceline.com for their holiday airline
tickets can take full advantage of priceline.com’s recent decision to
permanently eliminate booking fees on all published domestic and
international airfares. This means that, in most cases, priceline.com
customers will pay less for their tickets than they would at other
major full-service online travel reservation services, including
Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz.