It’s an unfortunate fact that ticket prices on flights can go up if you book on the wrong day of the week or at the wrong time of day. Ticket prices fluctuate. So when should you book your tickets in order to get the best value for money?
It used to be the case that the best day to book flight tickets was a Tuesday, but it seems that airlines have wised up to that fact and the book-on-a-Tuesday-for-the-best-price rule isn’t the golden rule it used to be.
That’s not to say that there aren’t things you can do to make sure that you’re getting the best deal. These are just a few of our top tips for cheaper tickets.
The most important thing to do is to book your flights as far ahead of your travel date as you can. It’s been found that a flight’s lowest ticket fare changes an average of 71 times, with prices going up and down by an average of about £25 every four and a half days! If you can book your tickets between three weeks and three and a half months ahead of travelling then this is ideal, as prices tend to be within 5% of their lowest price in this time window.
When you fly is also a large contributing factor in a flight’s price. If you can fly on a Tuesday or a Wednesday then the flight will be far cheaper than on a Saturday for example. An Expedia/ARC study found that, if you’re flying internationally, Thursday and Friday are the cheapest days to fly.