Cheapest Days to Travel This Thanksgiving

PHOTO: Travelocity has compiled its flights data over the Thanksgiving holiday to pinpoint which days are the cheapest to fly.

When it comes to Thanksgiving travel, all days are not created equal. In fact, when you fly is almost as important as when you book when it comes to one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

Travelocity has compiled its flights data over the Thanksgiving holiday to pinpoint which days are the cheapest -- and most expensive -- to fly. Sure, it's well-known that flying on Thanksgiving Day itself can yield huge bargains, but if that's not convenient, there are other days that are also fairly inexpensive.

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Next to flying to your destination on Thanksgiving Day and returning the following day (Friday Nov. 23), the cheapest date combo is departing on Thanksgiving Day and returning the following Tuesday (Nov. 27).

Want to avoid Thanksgiving day for flights altogether? You're best bet is to depart Monday, Nov. 19 and return the day after Thanksgiving. Friday, Nov. 23.

Return Friday 11/23 Return Saturday 11/24 Return Saturday 11/24 Return Monday 11/26 Return Tuesday 11/27
Depart Friday 11/16 $394 $487 $557 $468 $427
Depart Saturday  11/17 $361 $448 $564 $476 $393
Depart  Sunday 11/18 $344 $430 $544 $476 $362
Depart  Monday 11/19 $325 $394 $475 $428 $356
Depart Tuesday 11/20 $343 $416 $485 $416 $373
Depart Wednesday 11/21 $334 $401 $473 $418 $379
Depart Thursday 11/22 $269 $350 $428 $383 $316

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