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This week is the best time to score the cheapest flights for Christmas and New Year's

Anna Ben Yehuda

If the mere thought of spending an extensive amount of time with your family during Christmas is enough to send you in a state of nearly hopeless panic, seek comfort in the fact that the trip home won't necessarily cost you an arm and a leg... That is, if you buy a plane ticket this week.

According to global search engine Skyscanner, which scans airfares, hotel and car prices to find the cheapest time for users to buy, purchasing Christmas and New Year's flights the week of December 5 (today) will score buyers the biggest savings ever.

According to the website, Christmas trips purchased this week will be about 5% cheaper as compared to the rest of the year. In even better news, your New Year's flight will cost you nearly 11% less this week than it would otherwise. To put things in prospective, a $500 round-trip flight will end up costing you closer to $440.

As if going away for New Year's wasn't exciting enough, now we have even more reason to celebrate. 

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