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Planning to fly in 2019? Check out the best times to book flights

Planning to fly in 2019? Check out the best times to book flights
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The holiday dust has settled and now you can focus solely on the new year. And to pass the time until spring gets here, why not make some plans for the year ahead?

It's the perfect time to discuss family outings, maybe plan a road trip or two and book your air travel. That's right, you can get ahead of the curve if you book at certain points during the year.

January's not a bad time to book a flight, but it's definitely not the only option to score great airfare in 2019. And we've got a cheat sheet to help you get your trips scheduled.

The best times to book flights

Hopper Research just released its 2019 travel cheat sheet, and it's a wealth of information to get the lowest prices on airfares. January typically has some of the lowest prices of the year, but you can still get affordable tickets during busy travel times if you book far enough in advance.

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Check out Hopper's recommendations for when to book your 2019 holiday flights with the graphic below:

2019 Hopper Research Travel Cheat Sheet

Hopper's recommendations reflect the U.S. average price for a round-trip domestic flight. As you can see, depending on how far out you book, you can get airfare on either side of the $300-mark, with of course the highest ticket prices coming at the end of year.

But the average flight price around Thanksgiving and Christmas looks to be very reasonable, considering what those prices normally look like as we get closer to the holidays. So get online, find your favorite travel booking site and start comparing. With these prices, you can avoid buyer's remorse altogether.

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