Expedia: average airfare over the holidays is $383

September 27, 2011 9:30:02 AM PDT
If you plan on flying over the holidays, it's going to cost more this year.

Travel website Expedia, says the average domestic airfare for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas is $383, that's four percent higher than last year. Expedia says airlines are flying fewer routes now, flights are fuller than ever and airlines are tacking on extra fees. A simple, but valuable strategy: if you find a good fare, jump on it because the price might drop later on, but, not much.