Experts say you could save a lot of money if you book your holiday travel now

Travel season expected to be busy

Save big by booking holiday travel now.
Save big by booking holiday travel now.

DETROIT – The holiday season is approaching and airlines and resorts are busy setting prices for what’s expected to be a busy travel season.

So how much could you pay to head to popular destinations if you booked now and how much could you spend if you wait until later to book?

Many airlines and resorts are getting ready to set their rates for the holiday season. Many airline prices will be adjusted next week for December travel.

“Even if you’re fully intent on traveling, it’s essential to buy travel insurance during these uncertain times,” David Fishman of Cadillac Travel said.

Week of Christmas:

  • Detroit to Miami
    • Spirit: $200
    • United: $399
    • Delta: $420
    • Prices likely to jump $100-$350
  • Detroit to Orlando
    • Spirit: $255
    • Frontiere: $318
    • Delta: $429
    • Prices likely to jump $100-$500
  • Detroit to Phoenix
    • Spirit: $301
    • American: $477
    • Delta: $538
    • Prices likely to jump $100-$400

In 2020, an estimated 84.5 million Americans traveled during the year-end holiday season.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.