Want a great holiday airfare? Just wait: this year, the best fares will come late

One of the great truths of bargain travel is that you better book early if you want to save on air fares, especially for the peak holiday period.

This year, though, that maxim’s been turned upside down, according to this Yahool Travel report.

How could this be?

The “airlines may have jacked some prices up too high, too fast, the story says. “When that happens, airlines run sales closer to flight dates to fill the remaining seats on the plane. Airlines also ran many last-minute sales during the recession when Americans dramatically pulled back on flying.”

Happy shopping.

2 comments Add your comment

Vilma R. Garcia

November 10th, 2011
10:49 am

My son is getting marry in Australia MEL. I save some money for me and my husband to go to his wedding but I didnt know how expensive this tickets are. Please can someone help us selling a cheap ticket to us so we can go in January 6.

Chris Kremer

November 10th, 2011
10:55 pm

I use bestfares.com to shop the best airline fares – they also have “city sales” where you put in ATL as your origination and see what fares to different cities are on sale. Best wishes!