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Holiday Travel: Prices are higher than last year


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MOSINEE (WAOW) -- If you plan on traveling this holiday season you might to make those plans now. Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and the prices are rising.

CWA is often a destination airport for the holidays, people coming home to see family.

According to, prices are up an average from 20 to 30% from last year. This includes flights departing and arriving from CWA.

In a news release from CWA earlier this month, leaders say the least-expensive ticket on peak holidays between November 23rd and November 28th from New York La Guardia to CWA was $469 on American Airlines.

We checked Sunday and that price, now $536 on American Airline's web site. Travelers at CWA say they try to plan ahead so they don't have to pay the hefty fares.

"Book early and book online. Almost all the airlines will give you a break if you book online. Normally the better fare for the ticket," said Duane Radtke.

"We usually book our tickets two or three months in advance. Just to make sure we can get a good price, and a good seat, and what we need to get," said Christina Bartlett.


And if price isn't a stressor, be sure to allow enough time getting through the airport on those busy days.

"For people that don't travel a lot, then I would add more time. Because the airports have changed so much. It's a little intimidating if they haven't traveled a lot, so just come a little early," adds Radtke.


And if you're traveling with the kids.

"Teach your child to never go with anyone but you. Make sure you get an aisle seat because they tend to want to go to the bathroom a lot, they do. Make sure you bring lots of snacks, and games that are quiet," adds Bartlett.


One last piece of advice, consider buying some insurance.

"It's easy to miss a flight or a flight be delayed and incur a lot of expenses, so I feel a little better purchasing travel insurance as well," says David Behnke.

Online Reporter: Patrick Manning

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