Yesterday we revealed the secret formula that prevents you from paying too much for airfare. Today in part two of our travel tip series, we reveal the best time to purchase an airline ticket to get the best price.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that buying six months in advance or more gets you the best deal because the date of departure is so far away, sometimes the opposite is true. There is usually a certain window of time when you get the best bargain. Keep reading to see when that window opens.
According to the Adobe Digital Index Travel Report 2016 edition, “On average, the best time to buy domestic flights is around 90 days before departure. That can change substantially for big summer holidays.”
Considering that three major summer holidays are just around the corner (how exciting is that?) we have the exact number of days at which you should be thinking about booking your flight: 80 days for Memorial Day, 40 days for July 4th and 40 days for Labor Day, respectively.
Prices also fully depend on where you travel. If you’re planning on booking a last-minute trip to California, be warned, sometimes summer travel rates for San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco are the most expensive when booking last minute. Tourist destinations like Honolulu and Miami are paradoxically cheaper when you want to get away on a whim.
So there you have it, now you know how and when to book a flight to get the best deal for your summer adventures. Happy landing!