If you’re like a lot of people, your holiday plans have been set in stone for at least a few weeks now. Whether you’ll be spending them with family or friends, a lot of people like to get their holiday plans nailed down as quickly as possible. And, for a lot of people, that means booking flights and hotel accommodations. According to some experts, though, you might just want to hold off finalizing your plans for the moment.
Apparently, the best time to order your plane tickets for the holiday season is about a month before you intend to fly out. If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving, order tickets around Halloween; if you’re traveling for Christmas, book those tickets around the week of Thanksgiving. Statistically speaking, astute travelers can actually save as much as seven percent on the cost of their airfare by waiting until just the right moment.
If you’re curious about which specific day of the week to fly, that would be Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday, as airfare tends to be slightly cheaper on those days. There are lots of ways for a smart traveler to save money this holiday season, you just have to know where to look.