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Cheapflights predicts September airfare spike

Think it is too early to start booking
your holiday travel? Think again. “Competition for deals—and for
seats—will be stiff. Fliers should absolutely start shopping now for
the best holiday travel deals,” says Nicola Corrigan, Deal Finder for
travel-search engine
According to Cheapflights’ historical search trend data, the number of
fliers searching for holiday airfares typically increases 20 percent
between the second and third weeks of September, and another 15 percent
during the fourth week. This spike sets the stage for increases in the
number of holiday travel searches all through October—an upward trend
that continues right up to the holidays, according to Cheapflights’

“Since most low-cost airfare deals have a limited number of available
seats, waiting to find and book travel, could leave holiday travelers at
risk for paying higher airfare prices,” Corrigan says.

“You’ll be flying with an estimated 25 million other air travelers over
Thanksgiving and another nine million over Christmas. Smart travelers
will start planning holiday travel now, so they don’t miss out on the
best airfare and hotel deals,” she says.

After your holiday airfare is booked, check out Cheapflights’ new
Holiday Air Travel Survival Guide. It’s packed with tips from travel
blogger Jerry Chandler for traveling stress-free this holiday season.
Download the free guide and companion podcast at

“This guide is just the ticket to help travelers fly home—or wherever
their final holiday destination may be—as stress-free as possible
this holiday season,” Chandler said.