It turns out, flying on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day is better than flying on other days during the holidays. Holiday flights are notoriously less expensive and crowded than flights on the days surrounding the holiday, Scott Keyes, founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, told Insider.Nov 22, 2020
The Cheapest Time of Year to Fly: The Dead Zones
- Early December: Typically the first two weeks of December, sandwiched between the big peak travel periods of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, and Christmas/New Year's.
- January: Most of the month, once the New Year's travel rush subsides generally around Jan.
Best Christmas holiday destinations
- Dominican Republic. If seeking sun is on your agenda for the festive season, fancy highs of 29°C ?
- Costa Rica. Costa Rica's dry season runs from December to April, so the Christmas period is an ideal time for some winter sun.
- La Palma.
- Cape Verde.
- Sri Lanka.
It turns out, flying on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day is better than flying on other days during the holidays. Holiday flights are notoriously less expensive and crowded than flights on the days surrounding the holiday, Scott Keyes, founder of Scott's Cheap Flights, told Insider.Nov 22, 2020
10 Winter Vacation Ideas to Plan for 2021
- Los Cabos, Mexico. Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
- The Berkshires. Courtesy.
- Lexington, Kentucky. 21c Museum Hotel Lexington.
- Lake Placid, New York. Courtesy The Whiteface Lodge.
- Stowe, Vermont.
- Riviera Maya, Mexico.
- Greenough, Montana.
- Raton, New Mexico.
Cheap and warm destinations for Christmas and New Year holidays
- 1 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
- 2 Cancún/Cozumel/Riviera Maya, Mexico.
- 3 Punta Cana/Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
- 4 Montego Bay/Ocho Rios/Negril, Jamaica.
- 5 San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- 6 Ambergris Caye/Caye Caulker, Belize.
- 7 Roatán Island, Honduras.
Best places to travel in December 2021 & 2022
- Germany. December sees Germany in full festive mode as Christkindlmarkts (Christmas markets) set up shop in even the smallest town squares, and snow often falls.
January is generally the cheapest month of the year to fly. January (and part of February) is a dead zone, or off-peak period that begins once Christmas and New Year's flights have ceased. The period generally begins Jan. 7 or 8 and ends in mid-February.Dec 30, 2014
Plan your trip with our list of the best cheap places to travel in December.
- Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas at sunset.
- Belize, Central America. Dock and palm trees in Belize.
- Orlando, Florida. Lake Eola and downtown Orlando.
- Oaxaca, Mexico.
- Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica.
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Based on Hipmunk's historical data, departing on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve makes for the most inexpensive flights, with median round-trip prices for domestic flights under $400. Most people choose to depart earlier, with 68% of people booking flights departing between December 21-23.Sep 5, 2019