In an effort to help empower travelers to make more informed decisions when it comes to 2018 Thanksgiving travel plans, Hopper and InsureMyTrip research teams reveal what airports and flights to avoid, the best time to buy, and how the latest data trends can aid travelers when comparing travel insurance benefits.
The data revealed the following trends for Thanksgiving 2018:
• Busiest day to depart for Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 21
• Busiest day to return from Thanksgiving: Sunday, November 25
• Top Busiest Airports & Times (local time):
1. Atlanta (ATL) – 8:00am
2. Los Angeles (LAX) – 7:00am
3. Chicago (ORD) – 6:00pm
4. Dallas (DFW) – 9:00am
5. Denver (DEN) – 10:00am
6. New York (JFK) – 6:00pm
The busiest day to depart for the Thanksgiving holiday this year is considered to be Wednesday, November 21, while the busiest day to return is Sunday, November 25.