The jack-o-lantern’s candle is barely out but AAA Nebraska is focusing on Thanksgiving. Spokesperson Rose White says those planning to fly home for the holiday shouldn’t wait too long to make that airline reservation. Capacity rates are higher than from one year ago and fewer seats are available because many already booked their seat.
AAA notes airlines only offer a limited number of seats at the lowest fare and when they are gone they are gone. That is when the price starts to go up. There is also the “14-day advance purchase cut-off” date to keep in mind. AAA notes that every day you delay making that reservation the price of that seat goes up about $5.
Many discount fares require reservations two to three weeks in advance. White says the hardest flights to get will be on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after.