Always trying to figure out the best time to book your flight tickets? Do you often wonder when do the travel websites start overflowing with deals and discounts? A statistical data revealed that you’re probably going to have to wake up really early to grab the best deals. Not good news for the ones who have their breakfasts at noon. Scroll down to find out more! By Swastika Mukhopadhyay
Travelling can turn out to be quite expensive, with flight tickets proving to be one of the main reasons. We often end up wondering if there is ever a time when we can get the tickets for cheap. After all who wouldn’t want to save those few bucks, especially if you are on a tight budget. But, how do we know what is the ideal time to book a flight ticket so that we can avail it at a cheaper amount? Skyscanner, a travel booking website dug into its logs and conducted a survey to determine what’s the best time to book a flight ticket in 2019.
According to the survey report, the ideal day to book a flight is Sunday, and assuming the time zone to be according to the Eastern Standard Time, the ideal hour is preferably around 5 am. The report also mentions that passengers should avoid booking tickets from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Flight ticket prices vary on the basis of their demand. Early morning flights are usually inconvenient for passengers who therefore end up looking for slots which do not require them to wake up super early and rush to the airport. The prices surge up and down on the basis of which time of the year it is. For instance, booking your tickets around the holidays or during the festive season is definitely going to cost you more. The survey also found out that people do not take a vacation right at the beginning of a year. So, January serves as the cheapest month for booking tickets, followed by February and March. If you are planning for an international trip, try to book it in April or October. You will be subjected to a set of reasonable choices. They even suggested that booking your international tickets well in advance will score you a discounted price.
If you are not a morning person, you’ll definitely hate waking up at the wee hours that too on a Sunday. But hey! On the bright side, you’ll get to travel cheap.