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Thanksgiving Travel Tips 2015: How To Get Last-Minute Vacation Deals
Holiday travelers walk through Penn Station in New York, Nov. 26, 2014. Reuters/Brendan McDermid
Did you wait until the last minute to make Thanksgiving Day plans? There’s still a chance you can snag a vacation travel deal before the turkey and football filled holiday begins. Here are a few last-minute tips for booking a Thanksgiving vacation getaway.
Scan Social Media: Download apps and follow airlines and hotels on their social media sites to be alerted of any last minute deals that are announced. Subscribing to flight alert emails will help you keep on top of any breaking deals. Experts also suggest scanning multiple travel sites, such as Expedia, to see the largest range of deals. Persistence is the name of the game, so get organized to spot the alerts as soon as they appear. Be sure to clear your cookies when searching online, this will help you find the cheapest flights still available.
Find Cheap Flights: Airfare prices are down overall this year and being flexible with flight times and arrival cities will help travelers snag the best deals. Nov. 25 and 29 are the worst days to travel for the holiday this year, so try and fly on other days. If you’re flying into a major hub like New York City, search multiple airports including LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport for the best deals. Look for on the ground deals from bus companies and shuttle services that will help get you where you need to go if ticket prices to your closest airport are already through the roof.