Knowing when to book your flight is one of the most important factors for getting the best deal on airfare. Generally, you’ll pay the most when booking too close to your departure date, especially if it’s less than a few weeks out. While there is no one particular time or even season that’s necessarily better, the timing of your purchase is critical.
Here’s what you need to know if you hope to save money on plane tickets, whether you plan to fly from Tennessee after purchasing one of the Memphis houses for sale or anywhere else.
The Day of the Week
While it may have been true at one time, the day of the week you book your airfare no longer seems to matter, varying by only around $1, according to CheapAir.com, so whether you buy on Saturday or Wednesday, it will cost about the same. What does make a significant difference is the day of the week that you fly. Not surprisingly, Sunday is the most expensive day to travel as many people are looking to time their flights to return then to get back to work on Monday. Friday is the next most expensive, with so many travelers departing at the end of their workweek. If you can time your trip to leave and return on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday, you’ll generally get the best deal.
Book in Advance
It’s not a hard and fast rule, but scoring a last-minute deal on airfare is rare. If your biggest concern is flying non-stop at a convenient time and getting a good seat, you’ll definitely want to book well in advance, meaning three months or more before your departure date for a domestic flight. For international travel, booking even farther ahead is your better bet. Going to New Zealand? Close to a year out is recommended. For Europe, six months or more, and Asian destinations, seven to eight months ahead of your departure date is optimal.
If price is the priority, 54 days will typically get you the lowest cost for a flight within the U.S., 120 days for Europe, 160 for Asia, and 215 to the Middle East or Africa. The South Pacific is always better to book far ahead of time, 320 days says CheapAir.com.
Buy Now or Wait?
One of the most nerve-wracking parts of buying your plane tickets is whether to buy now or wait, because you’re not sure if the price is going to dip back down or increase. It might even skyrocket to an exorbitant cost you can’t afford. Google Flights has come up with a solution that can be helpful. Not only does it tell you if the price is higher or lower than normal, but it will also tell you how much higher or lower and whether or not the airfare is expected to increase or drop between now and your departure date.
Another thing to consider if you’re searching the same site often, search in incognito mode or clear your computer’s cookies first. Some websites are designed to entice you into booking immediately by using language like “last seat available” if they detect what you’re doing.
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