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    Question on flying ON the holiday (Christmas)

    Guys, got a quick random question and this is always the place I go... even when it has nothing to do with our cyclones. So I moved down to Florida after college because I was going to take the first job regardless where. Anyway I've got my flight booked home for xmas through Allegiant, for 80 dollars.

    But since I'm the newbie at work, seniority rules and me and one other guy have to be in the office the day after Christmas. So I've been looking for flights back to Florida and just 1 way on Christmas the prices are insane. I always was under the assumption flying ON the holiday is very cheap since everyone is already where they need to be. I've also heard flights on Christmas day are rarely even half full. Anyone else have to fly on Christmas, and would I be better off waiting on the flight, as of right now most are over 350 one way.

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    Re: Question on flying ON the holiday (Christmas)

    If you fly on Christmas, you are in luck.

    Santa rents out his reindeer on Christmas day so he makes money to pay for the presents.

    A lot of people think his elves make presents but rumor has it three years ago the taliban hit the North Pole.


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    Re: Question on flying ON the holiday (Christmas)

    I've actually flown once on Christmas Day. I didn't find the prices to be much cheaper, but after waiting a while I eventually found a good deal on a ticket to London.

    Airports are actually crazy busy....I haven't seen O'Hare much busier than on Christmas.



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    Re: Question on flying ON the holiday (Christmas)

    O'hare will make you question humanity as a whole on christmas day. May god have mercy on your soul.



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    Re: Question on flying ON the holiday (Christmas)

    I've flown on New Years Day and it was like any other day.

    Theoretically, if a plane is half empty, an airline should want you to pay more.



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    Re: Question on flying ON the holiday (Christmas)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    I've flown on New Years Day and it was like any other day.

    Theoretically, if a plane is half empty, an airline should want you to pay more.
    I flew New Years Eve and New Years last year. I thought NYE was pretty busy but when I came back on NY it didn't seem very busy. I still saw some people traveling for bowl games but it wasn't too bad. I thought my ticket was expensive but it was sort of last minute and I had to do it for work.



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    Re: Question on flying ON the holiday (Christmas)

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    I flew New Years Eve and New Years last year. I thought NYE was pretty busy but when I came back on NY it didn't seem very busy. I still saw some people traveling for bowl games but it wasn't too bad. I thought my ticket was expensive but it was sort of last minute and I had to do it for work.

    Yeah I was surprised at how empty Newark was on NYE..... I flew from KCI (which is always a nice place to fly out of) to Chicago and didn't have any problems. Wouldn't think there would be much of a difference between Christmas and NYE.



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    Re: Question on flying ON the holiday (Christmas)

    Quote Originally Posted by MissouriCyclone View Post
    Yeah I was surprised at how empty Newark was on NYE..... I flew from KCI (which is always a nice place to fly out of) to Chicago and didn't have any problems. Wouldn't think there would be much of a difference between Christmas and NYE.
    I bet they were pretty busy with arrivals. It seemed that most of the people flying out of DM were headed to LA on NYE.



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    Re: Question on flying ON the holiday (Christmas)

    I've flown on Christmas day before and the plane was probably a little more than half full. Unfortunately if you have to be back at work on the 26th, then you have to be back. You could try priceline once the day gets closer but you might have to make the decision on whether you would rather stay in Florida and eat the $80 or just bite the bullet and spend the extra $350.
    Unfortunately when you start working for a living and live far from home you have to accept that you are going to miss holidays.


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    Re: Question on flying ON the holiday (Christmas)

    I think one of the factors this year might be that Christmas is on a Tuesday. Most folks are going to have a long weekend anyway, and the 26th will be back to work. Hence, lots of people planning to travel on Christmas Day this year.

    A little off-topic, but if you want an airport all to yourself, try flying on Thanksgiving Day. I was picking up my family in the Orlando airport on Thanksgiving a few years ago, and it felt like there were about 16 people in the entire terminal. Really weird.



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