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Five Ways To Save Serious Money On Last-Minute Holiday Travel

(Source: www.forbes.com)

The holiday season is one of the most expensive times to travel. With folks heading home for Christmas or planning New Year’s Eve getaways, airlines and hotels will ramp up their prices as we lead into the last days of 2017.

But let’s be honest: not missing Hannukah or Kwanza with the family might be worth a few extra dollars. So if you haven’t made your travel plans yet, here are some sneaky ways to travel hack your holidays.

Alexandra Talty.

Use your miles.

Airlines pump up their prices when demand is high. For holiday travelers, this means that tickets can be two to three times more expensive than usual.

If you are a frequent flyer, consider booking your holiday flights with points. Although the tickets will likely require slightly more miles than average, there usually isn’t as much price gauging with awards tickets.

Book New Year’s Eve travel before December 26.

After Thanksgiving, domestic flight prices begin to increase for New Year’s Eve. Kayak crunched the numbers and found that while prices fluctuate throughout the beginning of December, you can still get reasonable flights before December 26th. Afterwards, expect flights to increase by at least 9%.

More Info: www.forbes.com

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