Flight ticket prices increase ahead of Thanksgiving (includes video story)

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.

Alexa Velez is a senior at FIU majoring in broadcast media with a concentration in English. She has written for PantherNOW and Caplin News and is a recipient of the NBCU Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship. She completed her first internship on a national radio station, SLAM! Radio on Sirius XM 145, during the summer. She aims to network with others within the field and continue gaining experience in an effort to grow professionally and perfect her craft as a journalist.