With the holidays just around the corner, many begin to make travel plans to see family or take a vacation. But travelling around the holidays can be a headache, and sometimes a financial burden.
So when is the best time to book that holiday flight if you want to save some money? Skyscanner says, now.
The best time to buy a flight for Christmas is between Oct. 8 and Nov. 19. If you book within that window, Skyscanner says you could save about 3 percent on your flight.
And based on last year’s Christmas travel data, Skyscanner determined the cheapest month to book a domestic flight over the holidays is in October. Booking around that time would save you about 4 percent. October is also the prime time to book international flights, as prices for those flights could increase 5 percent above average when booking in December.
Last-minute flights a week before Christmas tend to be 9 percent above average ticket prices. And last year, the average round-trip flight price over Christmas was $910.