Thanks to big data collected by Google Flights, we now know exactly which days to avoid when booking a flight this Thanksgiving (believe it or not it’s closer than you think). Flight bookings surged last year in mid-October (aka book before the spike). According to T + L: “Google predicts, based on previous years, that Friday, November 17, Wednesday, November 22 and Sunday, November 26 will be the busiest days to fly.”
Another big tip from Google is to avoid the major airports to give your nerves a rest—avoid New York, Orlando, and Los Angeles.
Google also recommends that travelers begin thinking about the December holidays before people book right after Thanksgiving.