2. Look and Book Ahead
CheapAir did a study and found that the prime booking window for domestic flights is 27 to 114 days out, the optimum time being 47 days in advance. Of course, that’s based on averages so don’t necessarily mark your calendar to book on that specific day. However, this might help you hone in on the time frame to start researching and feel fairly confident about jumping in. For international flights, it varies greatly by region. For example, for hotspots like the Carribean (144 days), Mexico (251 days) or the South Pacific (244 days), earlier is better. Asian destinations are best booked almost a year out (318 days) and European ones, 276 days prior is the average sweet spot.