According to travel data, January is the ideal time to book travel at an affordable price.
Unless you are scrambling to make last-minute vacation, the next trip you will be in 2018. And unless you have a good reason to wait, it’s almost time to start the books!
Multiple sources have identified January as the ideal time to book travel at an affordable price. But because to save on flights is never as easy as a tip, dive into the data a little bit.
First of all, according to Hipmunk, average prices of airline tickets are at their lowest for flights in January. Airline tickets for both domestic and international travel is about 20% lower on average for flights in January. So you can have a post-holiday holiday, it is a good month to see the world for less money.
Meanwhile, travel search engine Skyscanner suggests that January is the best time to book affordable flights for travel made in the first half of 2018. Domestic flight prices may rise by 13% in March, while the international flights could rise by 56%, according to the site of the data.
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In general, travelers should to set up rate alerts in advance. Expedia’s annual Air Travel Outlook Report to 2018 shows that the lowest average ticket prices found for bookings made for 30 or more days in advance. “With few exceptions,” the report said, the cheapest rates for economy flights were booked on a Sunday.”
That does not necessarily mean that you need to book your next trip on a Sunday to get the lowest price, because that could instead be an indication that the passenger flight, shopping in the weekend, there were more budget-conscious.
To get the best price on your next flight, a alert now. Hipmunk, the content manager, Kelly Soderlund, told Travel + Leisure travellers should set up alerts four to six weeks in advance of domestic travel, and between eight and twelve weeks for international flights. And there is nothing between you and your environment even earlier.
After all, the mere act of planning a vacation, it is demonstrated that makes us happier.