If you need to fly home for the holidays, travel experts advise booking your ticket now.

Every day you wait to buy a ticket is likely to add $5 or $10 to the price.

Flexibility in travel dates will also help you get a better deal. Traveling on Tuesdays and Wednesday is cheaper than over the weekend. Taking a red-eye will also save you some cash.

The cost of holiday travel is up from 2011 and prices are expected to continue to climb for this season. reports that domestic prices are up four and a half percent from last year.

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