Labor Day Airfares Are Likely to Increase after Aug. 9

Fly.com looked at data from more than one million Labor Day user searches conducted between July 15 and Aug. 22, 2013, and discovered that fares to popular Labor Day destinations experienced a dramatic price increase three weeks before the Labor Day weekend (Aug. 9-16).
08/04/2014 05:20 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Many Americans treat Labor Day, which falls on Sept. 1 this year, as one last hurrah to get away and seek out the sun before the fall. However, new research from Fly.com™ has found that a failure to book Labor Day flights before Aug. 9 could cost travelers a pretty penny - as much as $170 or more.

Fly.com looked at data from more than one million Labor Day user searches conducted between July 15 and Aug. 22, 2013, and discovered that fares to popular Labor Day destinations experienced a dramatic price increase three weeks before the Labor Day weekend (Aug. 9-16).

If history repeats itself, this means that those travelers still looking to purchase flights to destinations like Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Las Vegas and San Juan (Puerto Rico) could be running out of time to score lower fares.

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But what if you are not sure about where to travel to this Labor Day?

Don't worry; Fly.com has your back. Here is a rundown of some of the best airfares that we have found in recent days. All fares are roundtrip, including taxes.

  • Dallas-New Orleans ... $87
  • Denver-Las Vegas ... $131
  • Baltimore-Myrtle Beach ... $135
  • San Francisco-Palm Springs ... $163
  • Atlanta-Denver ... $197
  • Boston-Chicago ... $199
  • Chicago-Orlando ... $205
  • Minneapolis-Los Angeles ... $215
  • New York City-New Orleans ... $238

For a complete list of today's best Labor Day fares, visit Fly.com/laborday.

Fares valid as of Aug. 3, 2014 and are subject to change.