Home for Holidays, But Which One?

By: Hipmunk Staff

Want to go home for the holidays but can’t decide whether to go for Thanksgiving or Christmas? If you’re like most travelers, price likely has a big impact on when you travel home for the holidays. So we compared historic airfare prices to the top 50 U.S. hometowns to see whether your best holiday budget bet is a flight home for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Take a look at the map below to see which holiday airfare is cheaper to your hometown. Want specific numbers? Scroll past the map for a complete list of 2014 holiday hometown airfare prices and a feast for your data-loving eyes. 

 

Top 50 U.S. Cities and Thanksgiving vs. Christmas Savings

Holiday Destination City Avg 2014 Thanksgiving Airfare Avg 2014 Christmas Airfare Savings by Traveling for Cheaper Holiday
NYC $414 $462 $48
Los Angeles $447 $479 $32
Chicago $465 $423 $42
Houston $561 $497 $64
Philadelphia $427 $475 $48
Phoenix $497 $480 $17
Dallas $438 $403 $35
SF Bay Area $554 $567 $13
Boston $427 $588 $161
Washington, DC $396 $571 $175
Atlanta $471 $501 $30
Detroit $462 $469 $7
Tampa $669 $361 $308
Seattle-Tacoma $460 $509 $49
Minneapolis- St. Paul $364 $565 $201
Miami- Ft. Lauderdale $640 $420 $220
Orlando-Daytona $569 $549 $20
Cleveland $494 n/a
Sacramento $653 $704 $51
Denver $444 $482 $38
St. Louis $513 $620 $107
Portland $461 $581 $120
Pittsburgh $527 $515 $12
Raleigh $599 $498 $101
Charlotte $493 $500 $7
Indianapolis $484 $629 $145
Baltimore $417 $552 $135
San Diego $505 $526 $21
Nashville $445 $481 $36
Hartford-New Haven $578 $656 $78
Kansas City $376 $537 $161
Columbus $561 $394 $167
Milwaukee $794 $1027 $233
Salt Lake City $383 $455 $72
Cincinnati $590 $205 $385
San Antonio $645 $508 $137
Greenville $593 $575 $18
W. Palm Beach $628 $514 $114
Grand Rapids $476 $679 $203
Las Vegas $491 $416 $75
OKC $609 n/a
Birmingham $603 n/a
Harrisburg $373 n/a
Norfolk $749 $345 $404
Austin $540 $476 $64
Greensboro $465 $560 $95
Albuquerque- Santa Fe $676 $644 $32
Louisville $554 $328 $226
Memphis $543 $562 $19
Jacksonville $445 $615 $170


Methodology

We looked at 2014 airfare data for flights booked on Hipmunk for the most popular 2014 Thanksgiving and Christmas travel dates.

 

This post was posted by Hipmunk Staff on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on August 24, 2015 .

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