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getting home for the holidays
Everyone knows that preparing to travel at the holidays can be tough. Ideally, we would all know our upcoming schedule months in advance and be able to buy flights early, but that’s rarely how things go down. So, for anyone scrambling to find their way home, scouring for online deals and worrying premature frown lines into their faces, take a look at the tips I’ve put together below.

getting home for the holidays

IDEAL BOOKING TIMES

Booking early is the best option of course, but there are a few other tricks to consider when looking at flights. Around the holidays, sometimes last minute deals can be found, so if you are more of a risk-taker or you’re booking especially late due to necessity, check flight comparison sites the Tuesday before the flight is meant to depart, as that is when most airlines release deals.

How far in advance to buy a ticket can also vary depending on your destination. For instance, on flights departing from the UK, 8 weeks before is when they tend to be at their cheapest, while if you are booking a trip to the USA, the lowest prices are typically 22 weeks beforehand. That’s a wide gap, so check online to find the specific timeframe for your destination.

LOOKING FOR DEALS

Using a flight comparison site ensures that you are getting the bigger picture, so try a few different ones to see which you think is best for your travel patterns or use multiple comparison sites. Most sites have an option for tracking specific flight paths, so keeping an eye on the route you want and asking for price alerts can help guarantee that you’re getting the best deal. If at all possible, fly during off-peak hours to help with pricing, especially around the holidays.
Another great tip for finding deals on flights is to look for promo codes before you book. There are a number of sites that offer money off for specific airlines at specific times, so check out them before committing to one flight. If you are a student, senior or are traveling with your family, airlines and comparison sites often offer discounts in those circumstances, so don’t be afraid to search specifically for those that do.

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES

Around the holidays there sometimes isn’t a lot of wiggle room for arriving or departing, but if you have any flexibility at all use it to your advantage. Changing your flight times or even your day of travel can significantly lower the prices. Although this isn’t an ideal option for most, fliers who are up for traveling on Christmas day can save a lot of money.

I  hope these tips make getting home for the holidays a bit easier!



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55 comments

  1. great tips and fab vest.

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  2. very nice outfit dear..
    kisses

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  3. you look so gorgeous dear!
    I definitely know the problem with booking times and finding the right deal. But at least I'm just happy to travel and the hard preparing is so worth it!

    xo.
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  4. Great tips! Hope you had an excellent holidays! Beautiful pictures too!

    Danielle
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  5. Thank you so much for the tips! Your vest and sunglasses are so cool! GREAT POST!

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  6. Oh my! I love your blog! Thanks for dropping by on mine! :) I'm certainly going to follow you on Instagram! :)
    xxxxx Frederique
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  7. great tips! I also adore this outfit :)

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  8. Your tips are always so helpful! super fashionable outfit :)

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  9. I love so so much this look! The sunglasses are amazing!
    xoxo
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  10. You look great! I love this furry vest:)
    xx
    SASHA

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  11. Love your outfit!!! Such great tips too!!

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  12. I love your vest! So, so pretty!

    xx Kelly
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  13. Such a cute look and photos !

    Sara,
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  14. great tips and you look amazing, wow!

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  15. Such a lovely and chic outfit! :) -Maireem

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  16. Ooooh that faux fur vest jacket is so cute! The color is amazing x

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  17. Ohh that 8 weeks thing is such a good tip -I have never quite managed to work out the cheapest time! You look amazing here too ,love the fur gilet!

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  18. You look great dear!

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  19. good tips!!

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  20. That's some very useful tips for sure,I think it's super important to compare the prices on different times and dates if you're more flexible.
    Oh and your outfit is amazing by the way,the vest looks beautiful in this grey shade

    xx
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  21. Great tips, and a cute outfit too!


    - Lindsey, The Fashion Barbie

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  22. Amazing
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  23. These are such great tips, and I'm loving your look! Beautiful post!

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  24. this fur vest very gorgoeus
    happy weekend
    fashion blogger
    kiss

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  25. I think booking earlier makes a really big difference. Great post!
    Omnivogues

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  26. Such a pretty outfit! Love the photos!

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  27. You look absolutely beautiful, and great tips! I always forget that booking early can be very cheap as well; always seem to go towards last-minute.
    Writingmonique

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  28. Nice clutch and sunglasses :)
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  29. I really love you :) Happy New Year!

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    I really love you :) Happy New Year!

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  30. Love the sunnies and the hair style!

    Happy New Year :)

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  31. Such good post my dear!Love your outfit♥

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  32. Loved your tips since i'm addicted to travelling <3

    Followed you on facebook nd bloglovin :)

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  33. Great tips! And such a lovely outfit!

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  34. I love the chicwish vest!

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  35. This fur vest is on point! Love the entire look!
    <3
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  36. what a great post idea! those sunglasses are adorable, too.

    xx
    G ☀

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  37. Great post and lovely outfit.
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  38. You look gorgeous! I love the fur accent. Also, thanks for the travel tips - I'll be traveling soon :)

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  39. Great outfit beautiful pictures and certainly some great tips
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  40. Love this!


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  41. You look amazing
    Fabulous ensemble

    Love Vikee
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  42. How to find deals on flights is always useful. Thanks for the tips!

    Erica
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  43. I really like your style!

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  44. Loving the faux fur vest. For travel tips - sometimes certain days can offer a better price online. They say in the U.S. try booking on a Tuesday night for cheaper deals. Just a thought!

    xx Yasmin
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  45. Gorgeous! that fur vest is so perfect !

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  46. these photos are just breathtaking. so in love with it and that fur vest!! <3
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  47. Love this look! And great tips! Thanks for sharing! :)
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  48. Cute outfit! I like how paired casual black shoes with the skirt and that fun fur vest!

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    Love, Mary

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