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Travelocity Says Mid-July or Late August are Best Times for Travelers to Save Money

Jun 20, 2012

SOUTHLAKE, Texas – June 20, 2012 – Summer is here and despite domestic airfare being up 5 percent year over year, travelers are still hoping to take that much-needed vacation without exceeding their budgets.  By analyzing two years of historic Travelocity travel data, Travelocity has identified the five cheapest weekends to travel in June, July and August where travelers can expect to pay as little as $598 or as much as $628 in average domestic airfare.

The Travelocity data shows mid-July and late August are the times travelers will find the lowest airfare this summer. In comparison, more expensive dates include the Fourth of July and Labor Day holidays.

According to Travelocity, the cheapest weekends to fly this summer will be:

Weekend Dates

Average Airfare

June 22-24

$628

July 14-16

$628

July 20-22

$626

August 17-19

$618

August 24-26

$598

As kids are going back to school in August, Travelocity data shows a dip in airfare, and the travel experts have indicated that the absolute cheapest weekend to fly this summer is August 24-26. The data also shows an uptick in airfare on Labor Day weekend where families try to squeeze in one more getaway before the school season is in full swing.

Travelers wanting to vacation over Labor Day should consider the weekend before the holiday, August 24-26, where airfare will be an average airfare of $598.

“Most travelers go for the usual summer holidays such as the Fourth of July and Labor Day to fit in a summer vacation,” said Courtney Scott, senior editor for Travelocity. “Instead, travelers should book on prime weekends such as our cheapest weekends to travel in order to get the best bang for their buck, and receive additional perks such as beating the crowd.”

For further information on Travelocity and summer travel, visit: www.windowseatblog.com. In addition, when travelers book summer travel by June 30 and travel by July 31 they can save up to 50 percent by utilizing Travelocity’s Spring into Summer Sale.

 

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Travelocity® is committed to being the traveler's champion – before, during and after the trip – and provides the most comprehensive and proactive guarantee in the industry (http://www.travelocity.com/guarantee). This customer-driven focus, backed by 24/7 live phone support, competitive prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity one of the largest travel companies in the world. Travelocity also owns and operates: Travelocity Business® for corporate travel; igougo.com, a leading online travel community; lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel; and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation, a world leader in travel marketing and distribution.