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Travel experts breakdown how to book bargain holiday season airfares

Travel experts breakdown how to book bargain holiday season airfares

Hopper analysts note the best deals are on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve. (Source:  FOX 8 graphic) Hopper analysts note the best deals are on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

People looking for holiday season travel bargains should finalize their flight arrangements within just days.

An analyst at the travel website, Hopper, estimates the best time to book flights is 50 to 80 days before Christmas. Hopper researchers expect fares will increase about $1.50 each day after Halloween. They note the best deals are on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Most airfares are down about 12 percent compared to last year.

Click here for a breakdown of Hopper's holiday travel tips.

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