The Cheapest Times To Book Flights In 2019

The Cheapest Times To Book Flights In 2019

If you’re planning on buying a plane ticket soon you might want to set an alarm.

Travel site Skyscanner recently look a historic flight data to determine not only what the best day of the week is to buy that plane ticket but also the best time. It’s conclusion: 5am.

According to historic flight data, you’ll have the highest potential for flight savings booking at 5am. Inversely, you should avoid booking flights between 7-10pm.

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That means you better set that alarm clock.

On average, Skyscanner says that the best time to book flights for domestic trips is 2-3 weeks in advance, and the best time to book international journeys is 5-6 months in advance.

In general, the cheapest month to book those plane tickets is January, followed by February and August.

And as for the best day to book, Skyscanner differs from the traditional “Tuesday” answer and says that booking on a Sunday will actually score you the most savings for most flights.

Getting up at 5am on a Sunday sounds pretty brutal, but it might be worth it.

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