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Travelocity: Upcoming Week is Cheapest to Buy Labor Day Airfare

Travelocity’s Travel Pricing Barometer has identified the next week (July 28 – August 3) as likely being the best time to find cheap flights for Labor Day weekend, based on historical data.

I analyzed four years of historical data to identify the best week to buy domestic airfare.  Based on the data, the best time to buy has historically been five weeks before Labor Day weekend, which corresponds to the dates July 28 – August 3 in 2011. Come August 4, fares may start to rise. Historical data shows procrastinators could pay as much as 21 percent more for their flights.


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My name: Genevieve Shaw Brown. I also answer to Genny and Gen.

How I earn my keep: I work at Travelocity.

Greatest travel lesson learned: I travel for my job, but I've learned work is work, vacation is vacation, and it's best not to try and do both on one trip.

Fondest travel memory: There are so many... but a recent experience was being totally jet-lagged and waking up pre-dawn in Koh Samui, Thailand, and watching the sun rise with my husband on the beach. We talked about what all our friends and family were doing at that very same moment as the sun set back home in New York.

First thing I do in a new place: Peruse the local restaurants and map out my dining strategy for the duration of my trip. Dining strategy = eating at as many restaurants as humanly possible.

First thing I do when I get home: Put a push pin on the destination I just returned from on the map of the world that hangs on the wall above my couch.

Travel ambition: To cover that map completely in push pins.

My most beloved place in the whole world: Cockle Cove Beach in Chatham, Massachusetts.

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Alex
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I’m afraid that the companies wont make discounts in near future just to compensate the losses during the summer.
Alex from iphone apps development

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