Updated: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012, 10:48 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 26 Apr 2012, 10:47 AM EDT
(CNN) - Looking to get away this summer? Expect to pay more for a plane ticket.
According to Airfarewatchdog.com , on average, ticket prices are up 10% over last summer.
Don't be surprised if you pay double what you paid last year to fly in and out of certain cities.
And if you're traveling over the three major holiday weekends: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, you will pay a premium.
Experts say the best way to score a bargain is to book early, sign up for alerts from travel sites, and be flexible with your dates.
If you see a good deal, snatch it up quickly because it won't be around for long.