For travelers whose schedules aren't tied to when their kids are in school, we're entering the most wonderful time of the year when it comes to buying plane tickets.
As summer dies down and classes resume, airfares tend to drop considerably, and they usually stay low well into the fall, until people start booking their holiday vacations.
According to airfare-tracking app Hopper, the average cost of a domestic round-trip ticket has already dropped to around $230 from $250 in June. Analysts expect rates to fall to $213 by October, before they'll start inching up again in time for the holidays.
So if you've got any travel flexibility in your schedule this fall, it's a great time to look for bargains.