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Let’s Talk Turkey: Skyscanner Breaks Down This Year’s Forecast For Thanksgiving Travel

Global travel search engine gets down to business unveiling what travelers can expect this holiday season, from travel dates to busiest airports

MIAMI, Oct. 25, 2017  — Skyscanner, the global travel search engine, has compiled all the necessary data to aid users as they plan their travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. Before joining the more than 20 million passengers planning to fly to a destination this season, Skyscanner identified the areas of most interest for travelers and unveiled some new data from its more than 60 million monthly users to help guide the decision-making process.

As far as duration of travel, Skyscanner found that the most common itineraries are those lasting four and seven days. This is an interesting data point as it shows travelers are more and more inclined to extend their travel during this time of year. In addition, rather than analyze which airports are expected to receive the most traffic overall during Thanksgiving, Skyscanner created a day-by-day breakdown to show which airports are expected to be busiest and which travelers may want to consider avoiding throughout the entire holiday week. (Note: Seattle, you’re in trouble).

“The best time to book travel is not only about finding the best fare but also about being prepared for what can undoubtedly be an overwhelming time for air travel,” said Randi Wolfson, Head of Communications for the Americas, Skyscanner. “Our data answers the questions on the minds of most travelers in order to facilitate the booking process as well as the travel experience itself.”

MOST POPULAR TRAVEL ITINERARY DATES
1–          Flying out Saturday, November 18, 2017

–          Returning Saturday, November 25, 2017

2–          Flying out Wednesday, November 22, 2017

–          Returning Sunday, November 26, 2017

3–          Flying out Wednesday, November 22, 2017

–          Returning Monday, November 27, 2017

4–          Flying out Friday, November 17, 2017

–          Returning Sunday November 26, 2017

 

BUSIEST AIRPORTS
Monday, November 20–          Boston (BOS)

–          Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)

Tuesday, November 21–          Boston (BOS

–          Denver (DEN)

Wednesday, November 22–          Chicago (ORD)

–          Seattle (SEA)

Thursday, November 23–          New York-La Guardia (LGA)

–          Seattle (SEA)

Friday, November 24–          Orlando (MCO)

–          Seattle (SEA)

Saturday, November 25–          Honolulu (HNL)

–          Orlando (MCO)

Sunday, November 26–          Newark (EWR)

–          Seattle (SEA)

Skyscanner helps travelers save time and money by finding the best travel options wherever they want to go. As one if not the most anticipated times for travel all year long, Skyscanner encourages travelers to do their research when it comes to booking their travel for the holidays so they are able to find the best deals:

  • The Show Whole Month search tool allows users to view the entire month at-a-glance to determine the best dates by price.
  • Price alerts allow travelers to track the cost of a desired flight route and purchase a fare once the price drops.

For more information, please visit: https://www.skyscanner.com/news/skyscanner-unveils-best-time-book-thanksgiving-flights

About Skyscanner
Skyscanner is a leading global travel search company providing free search of flights, hotels and car rental. Founded in 2003 Skyscanner helps to meet the travel planning needs of over 60 million people each month. Skyscanner is available in over 30 languages. Skyscanner’s highly-rated free mobile app has been downloaded over 60 million times. The privately-owned company employs over 900 staff and has ten global offices in Edinburgh, Singapore, Beijing, Shenzhen, Miami, Barcelona, Glasgow, Sofia, Budapest and London. For more information, please visit http://www.skyscanner.com and our news site.

Methodology:
Skyscanner holiday travel data is based on historic search and exit data collated over the past two years. US to US round-trip travel for one-adult ticket was analyzed.

 

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