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Travel expert provides tips on booking holiday flights

Posted at 4:52 PM, Oct 17, 2019

If you're traveling this holiday season, but just haven't had time to book your flights, travel experts say it's not too late.

Travel expert Kelly Rizzo with Hotwire and Eat Travel Rock says the best time to book a holiday flight is about 21 days before the holiday. That means the first week of November is the sweet spot for Thanksgiving travel.

"Always look for those middle of the week deals and coming back during the middle of the week too,” said Rizzo. “And also some of those late night flights are going to be more affordable than right in the afternoon."

Shopping five days before is the most expensive.

Usually during the holiday season, many travel with family. Kelly suggests taking Jet Blue. It has a lot of leg room for adults and has great snacks and free Wi-Fi for kids.

Southwest is another family friendly airline. Right now, they are having a flash sale on flights for $39. They only apply to certain days of the week. So, if you are flexible, then take advantage because it ends midnight on October 17.

If you haven't booked your flight for Christmas, you might want to wait. Kelly says Black Friday and Cyber Monday have great deals on flights, hotels and rental cars.