Episode 5: Best Time To Buy Flights According to CheapAir.com

Best Time To Buy Cheap Flights According to CheapAir.com 2018 Airfare Study

Ever wondered when is the best time to buy flights? In this episode, we pull back the curtain and take a look at CheapAir.com’s 2018 Airfare Study. This airfare study analyzes the latest airfare trends and bases its findings on 917 million flights listed on CheapAir’s website in 2017.

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The Best Time To Buy Flights


In this episode, we cover:

  • How many times flight prices change overtime.
  • Best and worst days to fly.
  • 6 booking window zones including the best time to book the cheapest flights.
  • Cheapest day to book a flight.

When is the best time to buy flights?

Based on this study, here are the important things you need to know:

  1. Airfares change every 5-6 days.
  2. Use price alerts (from SkyScanner or Google Flights) to establish a fight price baseline and track price fluctuations.
  3. When you see an amazing flight deal be ready to jump on it!

Do you have a travel fund? Check out Episode 2: Why You Need a Travel Fund to learn why having a travel fund is an important part of making travel a financial priority.

When do you book flights, super early or last minute?


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