Thinking of flying for the holidays this year? Expect to pay more for airfare than at any other time in recent years.
Thanksgiving airfare prices are currently averaging $281 round trip, up 25% from last year, according to travel booking group Hopper. For Christmas travel, airfare prices are averaging $435 round trip, up 55% from last year and 19% higher than in 2019.
Those are the highest levels in at least five years, according to the website.