LAX bracing for 11 busy days around Thanksgiving holiday
In case you missed the news, the airline industry is bracing for a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel season as travelers flock to fly to friends and family.
Airlines are starting to plan routes and book flight prices in advance, and many carriers are already putting out fare alerts or offering cheap last-minute fares, according to Flight Aware, the leading website for airline price comparison.
“We’re just kind of getting going with Thanksgiving,” said Amy Hahn, marketing director and public affairs specialist for American Airlines, in an interview. “As the holiday season rolls on, we will be flying on many of the routes that we fly in the summer period. And you know, it’s the holidays, so there’s a lot of room for improvement.”
Most airlines are encouraging their passengers to book early, and some are even offering a discount for early bookings. American is offering a 50 percent off all fares on AmericanAirlines.com from November 18 to December 4.
“We’re starting to get into that Thanksgiving mode,” Hahn said. “We’re trying to take advantage of the holiday travel period and get some of our best fares through Thanksgiving.”
American is offering fares to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on Thursday, November 26 or Friday, November 27, with a choice of a one-way trip for $99 or round-trip tickets that start at $149.
All-inclusive fares for Thanksgiving air travel range from $69 to $99 on AAdvantage, AAdvantage Encore and All AAdvantage, according to Flight Aware, and round-trip fares drop to $69 to $139 for All AAdvantage.
AmericanAirlines.com is also offering a great deal on tickets to Denver, Los Angeles and New York airports. For travel by Nov. 28–Dec. 1, the airline is offering discounted tickets by paying for three adults, two children and a cabin baggage tag ($99), or three adults, two children and a small