Memorial Day 2013 is just around the corner and as this holiday approaches, many travelers wonder what the cost for traveling will be this year.
Though summer doesn’t technically begin until the summer solstice on June 21st, Memorial Day generally represents to most, the “unofficial” beginning of the summer season. According to one source, it appears as though the cost to fly will finally be a bit lower than in the last few years. As airlines struggle to make the most off their flights, in an effort to keep the flights fully booked, an inconvenience for many off us who have suffered being bumped already, many airlines are lowering their prices to keep these flights full. Despite the fact that it appears that travel during Memorial Day will be lest this year than last, the price of flying is still continuing to rise as the holiday nears.
While the cost of flying to some areas is lower, others remain quite high. To combat these costs, many travelers are weighing their options and choosing their flights wisely. To lower costs while traveling this holiday, consider the following tips:
- Wait till the following Monday or later to return home – the days before and the days directly after a holiday will always cost more. Wait a day to leave and leave a day early if you can.
- Get out of the city and try a smaller airport to save some money
Other ways to save on your next flight include:
- Buy your tickets early – The closer you get to the holiday the higher the price will likely be for your flight, supply and demand. Book now to save money.
- Pay attention to fees and avoid them.