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Family Finance: How to save on holiday travel

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost here, and if you plan on traveling the time is now to book those tickets.

The end of the year is often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year, but finding airfare that won't cost you an arm and a leg can be anything but that.

If you want to buy a plane ticket, Jackie Boback of Edgewood Travel, told WTOC fliers need to make a purchase as soon as possible.

"The plan fills up normally. The price goes up, and especially with the holidays they increase their fares anyway."

Her first tip to find the best deals is to know when to buy your ticket.

"A lot of the sales go up on Monday night or Tuesday, so I would say Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday are your best-priced days," she said.

Next, be flexible about when you fly.

"For leisure travel, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday are usually your best travel days."

She also suggests flying on Thanksgiving day or Christmas Day to beat the rush.

Lastly, pack light.

If you do decide to pay extra for a checked bag, make sure to weight it at home before you leave.

"If the bag is overweight, they're going to charge you for that. Forty pounds on your scale at home and you're good," she said.

Most importantly, never forget to leave yourself enough time to get through security and to your gate without any hassles.

For more trips on how to travel stress-free, check out this article.