Ahead of the holidays, flight tickets will be the most expensive they’ve been in the last five years.
Flying capacity will be limited as a result of continuing shortages for planes, employees and training, the same issues that also made this past summer’s air travel a nightmare.
Despite having fallen from their peaks for the year, prices are expected to remain high. Travel site Hopper reports that tickets will cost 19% more than last year. For Thanksgiving, domestic round-trip tickets will average about $207.40.
Not only is delaying flight purchases risky for bank accounts, but analysts warn that flights may be sold out entirely if travelers wait too long. Now is the time to begin tracking flight prices before taking a trip during the holidays.