The cost to visit Grandma this Thanksgiving is up 9% over last year.
But if you are flexible on your travel days, you could save up to $288 on airline tickets, according to the Travelocity website, which calculated the average airfares for the period of Nov. 17 to Nov. 27.
The average round-trip domestic airline fare for that period is $386, including tax, a 9% increase over the same period in 2011, according to Travelocity.
But that fare is $5 below the average domestic fare around the Fourth of July holiday, the website said.
Travelers who fly out of Los Angeles airports will pay an average of $415 for a round-trip domestic ticket, a 7% increase over last year, Travelocity said.