On the international side, if you’re yearning to fly to London and profess your love to your best friend’s wife via handwritten signs, now’s your shot, champ. Flights there are down 38% to $647. Airfares to Paris should drop 38% to $582, just for the love of Kevin, don’t forget your kid at home -- most burglars aren’t that inept. Those Christmas movies set in New York you loved so much? A bunch of them were actually shot in Vancouver, where prices drop 33% to $224. Flights to Trinidad and Tobago are also down 34% to $648, which has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas movies but Carnival is coming up and, trust me, it’s way better than Christmas. Other spots around the world are dropping, too.
1. Madrid, Spain -- $584 (51%)
2. London, UK -- $647 (38%)
3. Paris, France -- $582 (38%)
4. Cartagena, Colombia -- $493 (35%)
5. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago -- $648 (34%)
6. Barcelona, Spain -- $576 (34%)
7. Vancouver, BC -- $224 (33%)
8. Lima, Peru -- $643 (33%)
9. Tokyo, Japan -- $576 (33%)
10. Managua, Nicaragua -- $496 (33%)
Unlike Michael Caine finding his Christmas spirit and giving Kermit the Frog the day off, nothing here is guaranteed. Hopper’s predictions run about 95% accurate -- more believable than a 6-foot-5-inch elf, but still not as dependable as a red-nosed reindeer in the fog. If you wanna track these flights, you can download the Hopper App, enter your desired dates and destinations, and wait for them to alert you when prices drop. Or spend your evening scouring online for cheap flights (here are a few great airfare booking sites we like) instead of watching stupid Christmas movies.
Whether you choose to experience the Christmas season on your television or get out and see it somewhere new, there are some great deals to be had on airfares in December. Remember, plane tickets make just as good of gifts as anything you can wrap. And there’s absolutely no chance you’ll shoot your eye out.