When should I book my flight to get the best deal?
It’s a question that so many people want to know but there is no clear cut answer to… Or is there?
Last week news channels near and far were reporting on the recent findings from Cheapair. The post called “When to ignore our advice and book your flight as early as possible” gathered information from many flights booked through their website in 2013 and reported their findings on their blog this past January.
Cheapair found that when booking domestic flights “Prime booking” is between 29-104 days, with the best day to book flights being 54 days before the day that you want to travel (The difference in savings was as high as $312)
For destinations that are popular year round Cheapair suggested booking 3-5 weeks earlier then the 54 day suggestion.
- South Pacific -70 days in advance
- Africa 166 days in advance
- Mexico – 89 days in advance
- Europe – 151 days in advance
- Asia – 129 days in advance
- Caribbean – 101 days in advance
(US Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break etc.)
Bottom line– With all of this being said it is important to know the market. So start your research as early as you can and check back often. And good luck! 🙂
Do you have other tips for booking flights? A great travel agent? Share, share, share away..
**There is a lot of information and it is important to consider that this information is based on a US company findings, however when this story aired on one of the newscast channels here in Edmonton it was still suggested that these tips could also help Canadian travellers get the best prices possible*