Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Traverse City. Flights to Traverse City from Melbourne, Florida in August are about $313 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $136.
Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Melbourne, Florida to Traverse City as you normally would.