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Last minute cost-saving tips for Thanksgiving travel

Posted at 11:29 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 14:32:52-05

It's going to be a busy travel weekend coming up with many in the valley flying out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday but that doesn't mean breaking the bank. 

Travelers can save a little extra money by booking a flight or traveling from Nov. 16-20, according to travel experts. 

Also, flying to a destination on Thanksgiving Day can save hundreds off the price before or after the holiday.

A few more tips include setting a fair alert on various travel websites, check alternative airports and compare direct routes with connections.

Travelers can also add a stop to a flight, making for longer travel, but providing another cost-saving measure.

Plus, hold off on buying a return flight, if possible, as tickets are usually cheaper on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. 

Finally, pack light when flying. Most airlines don't charge for carry-on bags.