What to Know about DIA Holiday Delays
The folks over at Hopper, a travel app, say the best time to buy plane tickets for Thanksgiving or Christmas is this week.
If you're looking to get out of Montrose for the holidays, be prepared. Prices tend to rise sharply during summer when the first wave of people plan their trips home, and they usually bottom out in mid-October when there's a lull in bookings.
Not so much this year.
Over the next few weeks, expect ticket prices to start increasing by $10 to $15 per week, and as the holidays get closer, $10 to $15 a day.
Last-second tickets for Thanksgiving could cost $400 more than they did last year and $500 more for last-minute Christmas flights.
I had to bag my Christmas journey to see my children due to the high prices of tickets. As for delays thru DIA, with the sheer amount of flight cancellations across the country, there's a good chance you will run into complications no matter when you arrive at the airport.
While airport operations have been unreliable nationwide, how does DIA stack up? While airport operations have been unreliable nationwide, DIA leads the way in cancellations and delays.
Denver International Airport (DIA) had 61,617 flights delayed in the last year, totaling over four million minutes.
Denver International Airport (DIA) had 72 hundred cancellations, the 3rd most. Colorado ranks 3rd among the top 5 states where flight delay searches occur the most.