When Should I Book?

More often than not, getting somewhere and staying there is the most expensive part of traveling. With so many conflicting instructions for booking hotels and flights, I weighed the evidence and my own experiences to determine how to save the most money on transportation and accommodations.


There’s an old legend among travelers that you’ll get the best fare seven weeks out from your trip. After monitoring more than 4 million flights, CheapAir.com has confirmed that there’s some truth to that advice. The company determined that passengers get the best deals on air travel between 29 and 104 days prior to their trips. Customers found the ticket prices, on average, 54 days before their departure (or seven and a half weeks).

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