July 4th Falls Over Two Weekends Which Should You Travel

06.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The old adage that timing is everything applies to travel over the upcoming July 4th holiday.  Courtney Scott of Travelocity explains says "the fourth of July falls on a Wednesday, so you have 2 weekends to choose from. Our research at Travelocity shows the best weekend to travel is the weekend prior." She advises travelers need to look for every possible way to save with average air fares up six percent this Fourth of July.  She points out that almost every airline charges for checked bags and suggests maximizing carry-on luggage.  She also says packing snacks can spare the budget.