When is the best time to book airfare? It’s an age old question that people have been trying to figure out for years! With the help of a little technology, the results are in. Grab a pen, grab some paper and get ready to book like you’ve never booked before!
According to compiled data from Cheapair, the answer for when to score the best deal on a domestic flight is 47 days in advance. This number is just an average figure and you can always find great last minute deals from places such as Los Angeles to Las Vegas. So use that 47 days as a rough average.
But guys, what if I wanted to buy a trip overseas? Let’s say somewhere in Europe. No problem. Unlike domestic flights which start off on the higher priced side then gradually gets lower only to shoot back up, international flights are the opposite. The earlier you buy your ticket, the better!
Once again, our data is taken from Cheapair (who analyzed approximately 2 million international flights in 2014) who stated that international flights don’t drop much from their initial price. You can expect the price to drastically increase within the last 90 days before departure.
To get really specific, the U.S. market, best time to buy flights is 47 days out. For Central and South America, the best fares are found 96 days out, the Caribbean 144 days and the rest of the world about 7 months. That means if you want to go to Asia, low prices are found 318 days out; Europe (276 days); Africa (262 days); Middle East (213 days). Plan accordingly and get to traveling.