Last-minute deals entice travelers

With the loosening of change fees and the flexibility to work remotely, some travelers are considering booking last-minute getaways and holiday travel.
2:41 | 09/18/20

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Now to the last-minute travel deals. Summer may be over but there's still big ways to score this fall as so many of us work and learn remotely. Gio Benitez is at Laguardia airport with a look at the savings out there right now. And when to jump in on this. Gio, good morning. Reporter: This morning, enticing deals for would-be travelers, round trip to Miami from anywhere, just over 100 bucks. Seattle to Chicago, 90 and with the holidays just around the corner, those deals may stick as people cancel their big trips. We are going to go to Germany and things like that. And that was going to be our big trip. Reporter: Instead Chez and his family are staying domestic. We've got a fun family trip coming up too where we're renting cabins in a cul-de-sac in a national park and we're basically going to have all the holidays all in one long weekend. Reporter: Last-minute bookings are soaring. Scott keys runs Scott's cheap flights.com. We're seeing airfare being cut across the board for travel not only 6, 9, 10 months down the road but for travel tomorrow. Reporter: People are interested in holiday travel, but experts say they aren't committing just yet since last-minute tickets are so many are waiting to book those trips. Without those business travelers the airlines don't have as many people that they could potentially get extra money from from last-minute bookings. Reporter: Some are choosing to work from vacation spots, Hyatt telling "Gma" the top three work from Hyatt destination, Florida, southern California and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Many travelers are also finding deals for next sumer. They're buying themselves joy and happiness for the next nine months to look forward to that trip. This is almost a happiness hack. Reporter: But then there's that question. How safe is it to fly? Airlines tout advanced cleaning protocols and hospital grade air filters, but professor Sheldon Jacobson who create the TSA precheck program says the answer is not a one size fits all. When you consider air travel, it is fundamentally incompatible with social distancing because air travel brings people together in tight quarters. Reporter: And, look, there are so many deals I checked and found round trip tickets for next week, New York, L.A., 200 buck, miami/l.a., 100 bucks and those are round trip tickets so good deals out there, whit. Great information, gio, thank you so much.

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