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Travelocity Announces Best Days to Fly for Memorial Day Weekend

Average Airfare Data Pinpoints Best Booking Days for Memorial Day Flights

Apr 9, 2013

SOUTHLAKE, Texas – April 9, 2013 – With Memorial Day travel top of mind for travelers, Travelocity today announced the best days to fly for the holiday. Travelocity data shows that travelers looking for a bargain getaway will find savings of up to $191 if they depart the week leading up to Memorial Day and return on Saturday, May 25, while travelers extending their trips past Memorial Day will see a fare increase.

Travelers seeking to travel for the holiday weekend only, departing Friday, May 24 and returning Monday, May 27, can expect to spend an average of $350 for a round trip domestic flight.

“When it comes to Memorial Day travel, it’s best to search for your flights using flexible dates and multiple airports,” said Courtney Scott, senior editor for Travelocity. “Be sure to book sooner rather than later, as with any holiday, prices will continue to increase as Memorial Day approaches. Book now, and be strategic about the days you fly to get the most bang for your buck.”

Best Days to Fly for Memorial Day 2013 (average domestic round-trip fares)

Return Saturday 5/25

Return Sunday 5/26

Return Monday 5/27

Return Tuesday 5/28

Return Wednesday 5/29

 

Depart Monday
5/20

$326

$365

$400

$448

$419

 

Depart Tuesday 
5/21

$310

$334

$394

$348

$337

 

Depart Wednesday 5/22

$309

$343

$351

$326

$326

 

Depart Thursday 5/23

$300

$349

$364

$372

$386

 

Depart Friday 5/24

$257

$324

$350

$345

$360

 

 

When to Book Memorial Day Travel and Additional Savings Tips
Travelers should book their Memorial Day trips as soon as possible now that we are in April. According to our Booking Barometer, which is based on three years of historic data, prices typically drop at the beginning of April and steadily increase each week, with the most significant price increases happening the week of April 22 (averaging $10) and the week of May 19 (averaging $23). Prices will jump an average of $26 the week of Memorial Day.

Travelocity is celebrating Memorial Day with a sale from now through Memorial Day weekend with deals up to 50 percent off published rates. You can find more information at www.travelocity.com/memorialday.

About Travelocity
The mission of Travelocity is to inspire people to go and smell the roses through travel by providing innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Travelocity believes that travel makes us better and is dedicated to being the traveler’s kindred spirit – a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside travelers everywhere.

About Travelocity Global 
Travelocity Global is one of the world’s largest travel companies, serving the needs of travelers from all walks of life. Based in Southlake (Dallas/Fort Worth), Texas, with offices and customer care centers around the world, Travelocity Global owns and operates: Travelocity® in North America, Travelocity Business® for corporate travel; igougo.com, a leading online travel community; and lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel. Travelocity Global is owned by Sabre Holdings, a global technology company whose innovative technology is used by more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that’s right for them.