BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Summer travelers flying during peak season don't have to pay peak prices for the privilege if they're willing to do some creative cost cutting.If you're flying Delta (DAL), United (UAL), Continental, American (AMR), U.S. Airways (LCC) or even AirTran (AAI) from now until Aug. 22, congratulations: You're in peak holiday season. It doesn't matter that the Fourth of July is the one actual holiday falling between those dates. For the second year in a row, airlines have decided that since there are 80,000 more flights per month in July and August than during the December holidays, according to the Department of Transportation, they should be treated as such and have surcharges of $20 to $30 imposed on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays and $10 to $20 on lightly traveled Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The premium for the remaining days on the calendar falls somewhere in between.
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