Great Tips About When Exactly To Buy Your Next International Flight

TravelandLeisurePublished: April 6, 2018
Published: April 6, 2018

When it comes to airfare, it’s all about the timing. CheapAir.com identified a “Prime Booking Window” for 8 popular regions abroad. CheapAir.com suggest booking flights to the Caribbean should be 207 days prior to departure.

Generally, the most inexpensive tickets are available in January after the holidays. Canadian-bound travelers should book 66 days before departure and consider going in October.

Also CheapAir.com pinpointed 70 days out as the best time to book flights to Mexico and Central America. And for trips to South America, however, travelers should be prepared to book flights 110 days in advance.

In addition to avoiding travel during June and July, trips to Europe should be booked 160 days prior to departure. And those going to Asia, the Middle East, Africa or maybe the South Pacific should be prepared to plan far in advance.

The best deals are typically found 120 to 199 days ahead of departure. So what is your best destination? It’s hardly a secret that airfares fluctuate a lot. Knowing the best time to purchase a flight has turned into something like Russian roulette for travelers – if you don’t “win” a low fare, you can lose big and be left with a sense that there has to be a better way. With frequent fluctuations in airfare prices, it’s no wonder that buying a reasonably priced ticket can often feel like trying to hit a moving target. We hope that these tips helped you!

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