Thinking of traveling for the holidays this November or December? The good folks at FareCompare have mapped out the dates when the major airlines in the US have added “peak travel day surcharges.”
This phenomenon of peak surcharges began last year. It’s getting worse, not better, as more airlines adopt these fees that aren’t technically part of the base fare.
While there’s more to airfares than just these surcharges, avoiding (or minimizing) these fees can make a holiday trip more affordable.
Here’s a snippet for the Thanksgiving dates:
Note that Thanksgiving Day, and days prior to the marked dates on the chart, are surcharge-free. Interestingly, AirTran, which added surcharges over the summer, is refraining now.
Click on the image to see the full post and December date info.