Posted on September 16, 2016
There are many theories when it comes to booking flights. But we’ve compiled the
data, crunched the numbers, and come up with your best plan of action for finding
the best deal on your next trip. Here are the answers to all your important flight-
How far out should I book?
Experts suggest booking around 1-3 months before your want to leave. Some say 45
days out is ideal. Booking too early means airlines haven’t had a chance to put
discounts on the flight yet, and booking too late greatly increases the amount of
seats you have left.
What day should I book?
Most airlines offer lower prices on Mondays & Tuesdays, so buying on those days is
a great idea. Tuesday evening is apparently the best time.
Where should I book flights?
Kayak and Expedia are great ways to get an overall picture of flights, but it’s always
good to check websites of individual airlines just to make sure you’re getting the
lowest price. Some people recommend calling the airline directly to get the best
What’s the best time to fly?
Non-desirable times and days obviously offer cheap flights. Red-eyes, early
mornings, and mid-week flights are usually best. If you can afford to be flexible, put
in a date range when selecting flights to find the cheapest option. Flights can range
by hundreds of dollars in just a matter of hours.
What else can I do?
Keep an eye on flights by putting a tracker on it or joining an email list. Southwest is
always alerting customers of flight sales via email and social media.
Now, get ready to book! Let us know if you have any other money-saving tricks.