Flight Deals for Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving is nearing and ready to knock at your doors. It’s now time to be with friends and family. There's a lot to do this Thanksgiving – savor turkey, eat until you say it quits, indulge in spirited discussions, or enjoy a vacation with your sweetheart. There’s no stopping you from making merry to your heart’s content. Flying on Thanksgiving day to an exotic destination is an awesome experience. Get ready to grab exciting cheap Thanksgiving flights deals from FlyOfinder and set off for a wonderful sojourn!

What is Thanksgiving?

The “First Thanksgiving”, as commonly called by Americans, was celebrated by the Pilgrims in October 1621 after their first harvest in the New World. According to one of the attendees Edward Winslow, the feast lasted for three days and was attended by 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA every year on the fourth Thursday of November. This year Thanksgiving will fall on Thursday, 28th November 2019. It is a national holiday in the United States and celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. 

Interesting Facts about Thanksgiving

Here are some of the interesting facts you need to know about Thanksgiving in USA.

  • Thanksgiving wasn’t declared a national holiday by the U.S. government until 1863
  • John F. Kennedy was the first U.S. President to “pardon” a turkey in 1963
  • The first Thanksgiving feast didn’t have turkey on the menu
  • Thanksgiving became possible only because the Wampanoag had been severely weakened by disease

Planning Cheap Travel for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated with a feast of turkey and other special delicacies prepared for the occasion. Many people also take advantage of the long Thanksgiving weekend and go for a vacation with family and friends. This is a special time of the year when many airlines also special Thanksgiving flights deals.

If you are planning to visit Canada then look forward to getting great discounts on Air Canada Thanksgiving sale. Apart from Canada, there are several other hot destinations for you to visit in North America this Thanksgiving.

You can choose to enjoy a vacation in tourism hotspots like Dallas, San Francisco, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando, New York City and Atlanta. Major airlines offering discounted fares on Thanksgiving flights include Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue, Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best time for getting cheap Thanksgiving flights is when it is booked early September. If you haven’t done so then try to book by early October or else the airfares will start increasing.

Flights tend to be more expensive when booked on Tuesday and Wednesday prior to Turkey Day than Monday of Thanksgiving week. You can make good savings when flying on Monday. However, Sunday is also the most expensive day to fly during Thanksgiving week every year.

Flights start getting cheaper 13 weeks before Thanksgiving on average, and the flights could be 7% cheaper. You can get great bargains when booking 8 weeks before Thanksgiving with flights 6% cheaper.

Flights are usually the cheapest on Thanksgiving Day because of the simple reason that nobody wants to travel on the day of holiday. It’s only because of this that the airfares are generally cheaper on Thanksgiving Day.

There’s great rush at the airports on Thanksgiving Day because many people can be seen flying because of cheaper tickets. You should ideally try to get to the airport at least two hours before the flight’s scheduled departure time when flying to domestic destinations. It’s also better to check-in online beforehand in order to avoid standing in large queues and save time.

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