NEW YORK -- You've just finished off the leftover turkey and stuffing, and it's already time to worry about another holiday trip. But procrastinators may find good deals for Christmas and other year-end travel -- if they act fast.
Fares will be higher than last year, as they were for Thanksgiving. But airlines are starting to examine their December bookings, and lowering fares on some flights where competition is tight or demand isn't as strong. For the traveler willing to study up and act soon, it could spell a decent flight deal for a holiday when domestic fares are expected to be up about 5 percent.