For travelers looking to go home for the holidays, there are a few insider savings tips they should know before they book. Travelocity’s winter data shows that the average round-trip domestic airfare is $450, up 7.5 percent from last year. In comparison, international airfare is $1,016, up only 2.5 percent from last year
… According to Travelocity’s Christmas Booking Barometer, which is based on bookings from the past three years, travelers should look to purchase Christmas airfare by November 12. Trends show a spike beginning around six weeks before Christmas day (around November 13). If travelers are not sure of their travel plans yet, data shows that there is usually a drop in fares three weeks before the holiday (around December 4–10) and then it will increase again.