Looking for a good flight deal for fall or winter travel? Right now is a great time to be shopping (and buying). In the past few days, airlines including JetBlue, Virgin America and AirTran launched major sales for travel over the next few months. Some fares are as low as they’ve been all year.
The best deals are often found for departures on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays. The length of the sales vary, but some sales extend all the way into March.
Most of these sales black out prime Thanksgiving and Christmas dates, but you can find a deal if you are flexible and fly on off-peak days (or on the actual holiday itself).
So, which sale is right for you?
With summer coming to a close, fares to Europe have also dropped considerably. In some cases, it might be less expensive to fly to Europe over Thanksgiving than to fly domestically in the U.S. (Turkey in Turkey anyone?) Current fare sales include: