Traveling is fun, but finding flights that are on your budget can be a headache. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when booking your next vacation.
According to a study carried out by travel website Kayak in best time to book a domestic flight in the US is 21 days before the departure date.
As specified by a study of millions of flights booked by Kayak users over a six-month period, the average fare for a domestic flight in the US is $370; however, if booked 21 days before the departure date, the price drops to $342.
When booking an international fare, the best rate can be booked 34 days before departure, when the average fare drops to $997 from $1,016.
The study also shows that for short domestic trips in the US passengers can save by departing on a Saturday and coming back on a Monday- as much as 16%.
For trips longer than a week, passengers can save up to 10% by departing on a Tuesday and returning on a Wednesday.
Short international flights are 21% less expensive when leaving on a Tuesday and returning the following Wednesday then any other days. For longer trips, passengers can save up to 9% if they leave on a Saturday and return on a Sunday.
The study also suggests that airfares begin to increase by 30% or more seven days before the departure day.
Paul Hudson | Elite.