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Never too early to think about holiday travel


(NBC) -- September is a key month for penny pinchers.

If you want to take advantage of the best flights for the fall and winter holidays, then what are you waiting for?

Now is really the time to shop for the best travel deals.

A steady stream of jets took off today, and while the skies are filled with airline passengers, what they paid for those flights can be very different.

Right now is often the best time to make holiday travel plans from Thanksgiving through the new year. Many people are not thinking winter weather and holiday feasts in September. That is exactly why now is the time to book your flight.

That includes bringing home your college students. Many parents just dropped off their kids and are not thinking about bringing them home again. But if you want to save money, now is the time to make those plans.

While September is certainly a good time to make travel plans for later in the year, what's the best day to buy your tickets? Some travel experts say Tuesday and Wednesday.

But what day you buy may not be as important and how early you book your flight, especially as we get closer to the busiest travel season of the year.

Not only can you find the best deals you can also book the best times, the non-stop flights and possibly avoid the major hubs like New York and Chicago that often face weather-related holiday delays.

That means when the next flight takes off, you may all be sitting in the same plane, but you got the best price.

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