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Clark Howard: Airline fares

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Updated: 9/11/2013 8:10 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- If you are looking for an airline ticket for this fall, I've got to tell you there's some good deals out there. But if you're looking at Thanksgiving tickets, you can't believe it because you're going to think you're going to have to sell your car to be able to buy the tickets.

When you look at holiday periods, the fares are 
extraordinarily high. What's going on? Well the nation's airlines have reduced in number flights and seats to a point that when they really have high demand like at a holiday they're charging you through the roof.

The fall is a really quiet travel time. You can find fantastic airfares if you are looking through the fall, except for around Thanksgiving and cutting off around Dec. 15. 

If you're looking for a bargain, 
check multiple sites. Check and then for the deep discounters, including, Allegiant Air,, and This is because the real dirt cheap fares are at the airline where you have to go look at their own websites to find the deal.

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