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Holiday travel: October is best bet for Christmas, Thanksgiving deals
Holiday travel: October is best bet for Christmas, Thanksgiving deals

It's not even the middle of October and I'm already worried — on your behalf — about booking Thanksgiving and year-end holiday travel. Why? Fuller-than-ever planes and increasing demand, thanks to a better economy. We don't often associate "deal" with "holiday travel," which is a good thing because you may already be too late to get the best fares. That's the word from online travel agency Orbitz, which has been crunching numbers and analyzing trends. Some of the findings won't surprise you: Airfare prices are up. The most expensive day to fly at Thanksgiving is the day before ($500, average fare). The best thing about holiday...

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