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Travelocity Announces Cheapest Time to Book Flights for Labor Day is Upcoming Week

Travelocity Booking Barometer Indicates Best Dates to Book Domestic Airfare for Labor Day

Jul 25, 2012

SOUTHLAKE, Texas – July 25, 2012 – Labor Day is a little more than a month away, and last-minute travelers can rest easy as Travelocity has compiled the best time to book cheap flights for the holiday based on five years of historical data.

Data compiled by Travelocity shows the most affordable window to book domestic airfare for Labor Day is five weeks out, July 27-29, at $339 on average. In contrast, travelers will spend the most, $416 on average, if they book the weekend before the holiday, August 31-September 2. Whether you’re booking travel early or last minute, Travelocity data shows booking a dynamic vacation package of a flight and hotel can save travelers up to $525.

"Consumers will find that the sooner they book, the more they will save on Labor Day travel," said Courtney Scott, senior editor for Travelocity. "Based on five years of Travelocity data, the sweet spot for travelers to book is five weeks out from the holiday, but they will be happy to know that they can still find flights less than $400 one week out. Relying upon Travelocity’s Booking Barometer, booking a vacation package, and being flexible with your dates are the keys to the deepest Labor Day savings for those still planning to travel for the holiday."

Weeks  Until Labor Day Weekend    
Avg. Price Paid 2007 - 2011

Corresponding Dates in 2012

Five Weeks

$339 RT

July 27 – July 29

Four Weeks

$343 RT

August 3 – August 5

Three Weeks

$345 RT

August 10 – August 12

Two Weeks

$356 RT

August 17 – August 19

One Week

$372 RT

August 24 – August 26

Less Than One Week

$416 RT

After August 31

Check out Travelocity’s Labor Day Weekend of Frees Sale for even deeper savings like free nights, free upgrades, free dining credits and $50 cash back on three-night stays.

For additional information on the Travelocity Booking Barometer, visit Travelocity’s blog, The Window Seat or

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