When Should You Book Labor Day Travel?


Labor Day’s 3-day holiday is a perfect chance to sit (preferably on a beach) and reflect on just how productive you want to be this fall. In making the most out of your Labor Day weekend, you should also try to make the most out of your Labor Day budget. And it starts with knowing when to book your trip.

When Should I Book?

If you want to save money on your Labor Day weekend trip, when should you book? According to our data, book before August 10th. We found that median domestic airfare stays around $200 if you book before that date. After August 10th, however, prices start to climb significantly.

What Days Should I Travel?

When trying to pick which days to travel, generally your best bet is to leave on Sunday, September 3rd and return on Tuesday, September 5th. The most expensive day to travel? Leaving on Thursday, August 31st could cost you over $150 more on airfare. But try it out for yourself. Use our Flexible Dates tool to see if leaving a day or two earlier/later can help you save even more on airfare.

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KAYAK looked at median flight prices based on searches for coach, roundtrip flights from the US with search dates of March 1, 2016 to September 4, 2016 and travel dates between August 31, 2016 and September 4, 2016.  Prices may vary and savings are not guaranteed.