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Traveling for the holidays? You might want to get your ticket now

New numbers from Expedia show the average airfare for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas is 4 percent higher than last year. A ticket will cost you just under $400.
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New numbers from Expedia show the average airfare for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas is 4 percent higher than last year. A ticket will cost you just under $400.

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