Top 10 Tips for Booking Cheap Flights

We love to give advice on how to help you save money when you book flights. After all, we are CheapAir.com. We’ve compiled our most popular advice below to help you find your next cheap flight. Let us know if you have questions.

Top 10 Tips for Booking Cheap Flights

1. Check Fares Early & Often

Do you know that, on average, the fare difference between the best day to buy your airline ticket and the worst is $236! And that doesn’t even include people who purchase within 7 days (who pay even more!). Airlines change fares constantly, often multiple times a week. So when it comes to buying an airline ticket, timing is everything. We recommend that you start checking fares as soon as you know you’ll be flying. Then, check continuously, at least once a week to get a sense of what’s a good deal. And when you find a fare you like, be ready to pull the trigger since the same fare may not be around for very long. We know it sounds crazy (and exasperating) but the airlines use very sophisticated computer systems to adjust fares literally in real-time. Buying an airline ticket really can be like playing the stock market! (Learn more about why airfares fluctuate.)

2. Buy at the Right Time

Knowing when to buy your flights can be the best tip for saving some serious cash on your next trip. We did a study last year and found that for domestic flights 49 days (about 7 weeks in advance) was, on average, the optimal time to buy plane tickets. But that number can vary quite a bit depending on where and when you’re going. The most important takeaway from our study: you’ll likely pay a big premium for booking too late (within 14 days), or for booking too early (more than 5 months in advance). Somewhere between 3 weeks and 4 months in advance is usually the sweet spot for flights within the U.S., although all bets are off if you’re traveling for a holiday or other peak time (see #4 below).

3. Some Days are Cheaper than Others

The day of the week you fly on can make a big difference in your air fare. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the least expensive days for domestic flights and Friday and Sunday are the most expensive. (Monday, Thursday, and Saturday are in the middle). The difference between a Tuesday flight and a Sunday flight is $29 each way on average, or $58 round trip. If you’re traveling for the weekend, consider Saturday to Monday or Tuesday instead of a Thursday or Friday to Sunday trip. And if you’re traveling for a full week, Tuesday to Tuesday or Wednesday to Wednesday is often your best bet. More generally, if you’re willing to be flexible, check a bunch of alternate dates around the same time period because you never know when there might be one combination of dates that has a fare a lot lower than the dates around it.

4. Be Mindful of Seasonality & Holidays

Knowing when to go can matter just as much as when to buy. Because the most important factor that influences the price of a particular flight is how full that flight is, it makes sense that travel during Spring Break, Thanksgiving, or Christmas time would be more expensive than normal. Similarly, some destinations, especially international ones, are very seasonal in nature so research the low and peak seasons for the places you’re interested in visiting. If you’re going to Europe, for example, you can find some amazing deals during the February and March low season, but if you want to go during the summer, you’ll pay up to double the price. If you do need to travel to popular places at popular times, you usually want to book earlier than you otherwise would since discount seats are likely to sell out quickly.

5. Mix and Match Airlines to get the Cheapest Flights

CheapAir.com features a “Mix & Match” category that essentially lets you combine two one way fares that may or may not be on the same airline, to form a round trip. “Mix & Match” options come in handy when either (1) the best possible fare for an itinerary requires travel on one airline going out and another airline coming back; or (2) the airline with the most convenient outbound flight doesn’t have a convenient return flight or vice versa.

6. Sign Up for Airfare Alerts and Track Routes

To help keep an eye on fare trends, sign up for CheapAir FareTracker alerts. You’ll get notified more quickly when a sale starts and get a head start when only a limited number of seats are available. Acting quickly when a fare sale starts can save you a lot of money.

7. Prepare for Extra Bag Fees

Different airlines have different policies on baggage. Most charge for checked bags and some even charge for carry-on. You should factor that into your purchase decision. CheapAir makes that easy: when you see a list of flight options on our site, just hover over any of them with your mouse and you will see, among other things, the amount that airline charges for bags. With some airlines it’s also important that, once you buy your ticket, you pay for your bags ahead of time by going to the airline website because they may charge a premium if you wait until you get to the airport. Read more about airline baggage fees and what you need to know before you fly.

8. Check Alternate Airports

If there is more than one airport near your origin or destination city, check them both. The more options you have in terms of airports and travel dates, the more likely you will find what may be one of the last discount seats to where you are going. CheapAir automatically checks some nearby airports for you (San Francisco and Oakland; Miami and Ft. Lauderdale; New York and Newark; Washington, DC and Baltimore), but if you are willing to use other alternates, you should check those, too, by doing separate searches.

9. Break up Families or Groups into Separate Purchases

This one sounds counter-intuitive – the more people that go, the better the rate should be, right? That’s rarely true with the airlines; “group discounts” are few and far between. Because airlines will typically limit the number of seats per flight they sell at their lowest rate, sometimes you can actually price yourself right out of a good deal simply by having too many passengers. If, for instance, Airline X has two seats remaining on a flight at $100 and a bunch of other seats available for $150, if you do a search for a group of 4, the price that will come back will be $150. But if you search for two seats at a time you can buy two for $100 and only have to pay the extra $50 for the second two. How do you know when to do this? Always search first for your whole group at once to make sure that the flight has enough seats to accommodate everyone. Then try the same search for a smaller group. If the price comes out lower for the smaller group, buy the seats for the smaller group, and then do a subsequent search for the rest of your party. It can be a lot of work but, hey, if it saves money…

10. Buy on a Site that Offers Price Drop Payback

OK, this is a somewhat shameless plug, but we think it’s justified. CheapAir’s unique Price Drop Payback program is as simple as this: if the price for the same itinerary goes down any time before your trip, we’ll pay you back the difference in the form of a travel voucher for up to $100 per ticket! We are proud to be the only U.S. travel site that offers this buyer protection and we hope this program will arm you with buying confidence.

CheapAir Travel Advisors are committed to helping you book your next flight and helping you find that awesome travel deal. Use this list as an airfare booking guide. What’s your favorite tip?

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419 Comments

  1. Great info; thanks! Just came across you guys as I’m trying to plan my first international trip in several years, so I’ll be reading your blog quite a bit.

    • Planning our first trip to Ireland in June. When is the best time to book?

      • Hi Mary,

        For flights to Ireland in June, you’ll want to book now… or sometime sooner than later. For international travel, it is best to book at minimum 90 days our from your departure, which is about 3 months before. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

      • We planned our trip to Ireland back in January of this year we are going in Oct. The price I got in Feb was the cheapest I have seen it since. If you are diligent and check every day like I did one day it will be so cheap you say to yourself this can’t be right at least thats what I thought so I bought 2 round trips for 775.00 per person then I watched some more and premium economy dropped one day to 69.00 per person upgrade which I purchased. if you check daily it will change

        • Hi Ron,

          Great advice for other travelers! Thank you for sharing your findings. Have a wonderful time in Ireland!

    • Im planning to travel to los Angeles, CA from newark, new jersey in june for vacations. Is it too early to buy the flight tickets now or should i wait a few more months. Can you help me find a good deal for june 2-june 18. Thank you

      • Hi Marta,

        I’d recommend to check fares now to get a sense of the pricing and monitor the fares each week onward. You’ll probably want to purchase later on, but I’d suggest having your flights booking at least 2 months prior to your departure to be safe. Currently, fares for your dates are starting at around $375 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flights, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1valDxV Shop in confidence when you book on CheapAir.com, if the price for the same itinerary goes down any time before your trip, we’ll pay you back the difference in the form of a travel voucher for up to $100 per ticket! Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  2. Thank you for the information
    It was very intresting.

    Keep the good work

  3. Does your site work for international travel (i.e. Australia)?

    • Hi Alfred,

      Users can search for domestic U.S. flights as well as international flights that either depart or return from the U.S. or Canada. So depending on if you’re flying to or from Australia to the U.S. or Canada, then yes. Otherwise, we would not be able to support your flight search.

  4. We just got back from a European Vacation. By using your site to book our business class round trip air we paid $2300pp vs the listed price of $6600! Great flights and service from your company.

    • Happy we could help! Be sure to let us know if you need assistance with any future trips. Our travel advisors are here for you.

  5. How can I use a travel credit (from the drop payback program) for a next trip?

    • Hi S Berrouche,

      To receive a travel credit, you must re-price your itinerary using the “Price Drop Payback” button that will appear with your itinerary when you retrieve your booking through the “My Trips” section on CheapAir.com. Click here to learn more about the terms and conditions for Price Drop Payback.

  6. I need 4 tickets from Quito Ecuador to Montego Bay Jamaica 5/14 2014to 5/21 2014

    • Hi Miryan,

      Fares for your flights are starting at around $820 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. Since we’re still 7 months away from your departure, I’d advise to wait it out more and continue to monitor the flights for cheaper fares. Unfortunately we only sell flights that either depart or return from the U.S. or Canada, so we would not be able to book these flights for you.

      • My family wants to go to Mexico City this summer, either June or July. We live in Dallas, Texas . I’m looking for round-trip but we want to stay one or two weeks. We are a big family about 5 adults, 2 kids, and a baby under 1 year. I need some advice since it’s our first time flying altogether. I will appreciate any advice to you give me.

        • Hi Priscilla,

          Depending on your actual dates of travel can impact the costs. For example, if you’re traveling during the busy Just 4th holiday, then fares will be more expensive and you should book as soon as you can. Ultimately since you’re traveling with a large group you should book earlier than later to ensure you can get the cheapest seats for all of your family, especially since we’re 2-3 months out from June/July. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1lysAoK Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  7. Looking to go to Thailand in April for 3 weeks

    • Hi Roland,

      We’d be happy to help you with finding flights. From where are you departing from? Are your dates in April flexible?

  8. Thank you so much for the education, quite informative.

  9. The airlines have gone so far. I really don’t have all day to game the system and play roulette with them. I think they are counting on our just giving up and caving in, because we have lives to live, not check their stupid website every five minutes! Are they crazy or what??

  10. looking for cheap flights to Freeport Jan 8th-12th 2014 2 people

  11. I need one ticket from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Hartford Bradley, Coneticut January 7, 2014.

    Thanks!

    • Hi Glorimar,

      One way fares from San Juan, PR to Hartford, CT for January 7 are starting at $273 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To book, you can follow this link: http://bit.ly/17chVun or if you’d like to speak with one of our Travel Advisors you can call us at 1-800-243-2724.

  12. Very helpful tips for our future trips. Thank you.

  13. Why does a hotel room cost more for one person than it does for two? (per person rate)

    • Hi Jean,

      Hotel pricing can vary depending on occupancy. “Per person based on double occupancy” means that the room rate is charged for each person who stays there, and they expect that two people will stay there. For example: A hotel room that is $100 per night, based on double occupancy, means the room is $100 per night whether one or two people stay there. Three people staying there would cost more than $100 per night. Please let us know if you need any assistance with booking hotels or have any questions.

  14. Thanks for the tips. They will be most helpful. I already have my flights on the best buys I could find for Thanksgiving and Xmas this year but who knows where else I will go

  15. I believe the information posted is very helpfull.

  16. Hi,
    I’m planning to travel from USA to Africa on 12/12/2013 and come back on 01/04/2014
    So would you tell me the best time to book a ticket from today..,

    • Hi Abdu,

      For your flights, you’ll want to purchase now. Being that we’re less than 2 months away from your departure, you’ll really want to purchase sooner than later. Fares are on the rise for the holidays and I wouldn’t put off purchasing your flights any longer. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  17. Thanks for the tips.when the best time to start searching for 2 tickets from Beirut to USA.the travel will be between mid January and February 2014.

    • Hi Zahia,

      I’d recommend checking fares now. Being that we’re about 3 months away from your departure, you’ll want to be ready to buy now. I’d advise to purchase sooner than later since fares will begin the increase more and more the closer it gets to your departing in January. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights. Our Travel Advisors are available to assist you if you need it.

  18. Need round trip from Reno to Maui 6/14/14 for 7 days

    • Hi Carolyn,

      Flight from Reno to Maui for your dates are starting at $806 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flights, you can follow this link: http://bit.ly/1750ZDG. (I’d advise to wait on purchasing since fares will probably fluctuate up and down for the next several months. I’d recommend purchasing your flights no later than mid-March.) Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  19. Thank you for your information you guys will get more business you are doing a fantastic job thank’s again…

  20. Hi I’m trying to find a round trip ticket from Grand Rapids MI to Charlotte NC

    • Hi Vigilance,

      We’d be happy to check fares for you. What are your dates of travel? If you are flexible with your dates, you can also use our flexible date search: http://bit.ly/Hb1qTw which will show you the cheapest fares. You’ll then have to check which dates these cheap fares may be available on.

  21. Continued…I need the ticket for either Dec23 or 24th to Jan 2nd the departing and returning dates are not flexible. Thank you

    • Hi Vigilance,

      Thanks for providing us with your dates. Fares for your dates from Grand Rapids, MI to Charlotte, NC are starting at $421 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To book, you can follow this link: http://bit.ly/1a8E238. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  22. If I have airline miles can I book thru your site?

    • Hi Lynn,

      You can add any airline mileage program number to your booking to earn miles/points, but we are unable to assist you with redeeming miles. You would need to contact your airline partner to use them.

  23. Thanks for a very good tips

  24. I know you commented on flights being expensive during spring break but I really want to fly out to L.A. to see my family during my break. When is the best time to purchase tickets?

    • Hi Monica,

      In order to give you the best advise, we’ll need to know where you’re looking to go? Also, what are your dates of travel? Or are you flexible with your dates?

  25. my sister-in-law is coming to visit,and she well be alone,and sheis scared,to get on and off the plane,she is not diabled ,can she get some kind of escort ,to walk her through the airport ?

    • Hi Linda,

      Usually there is a service that passengers can request for disabled travelers who cannot walk long distances, but besides that there isn’t really any additional services provided like that. If she’s absolutely need assistance through the airport, I’d advise to request for wheel chair assistance so that she can be escorted through the airport.

    • I go to the airline and tell them. They should give you a pass to go thru security and to the gate. I do this with my grandma just so she doesnt have to be alone.

  26. My family lives in Little Rock/ Pasadena, California and my dates of travel are between 3/15/14-3/22/14. Thanks!

    • Hi Monica,

      Thank you for providing us with that information. Fares from Little Rock, AR to Los Angeles, CA for your dates are starting at $570 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flights you can follow this link: http://bit.ly/1a2Y6pv. I’d recommend to wait on purchasing now and continue to monitor the fares more since prices will continue to fluctuate up and down until about 8 to 9 weeks out from your departure in March. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  27. Sorry from McAllen , TX to the Little Rock, California area. Not AR

    • Hi Monica,

      Fares from McAllen, TX to Los Angeles, CA (LAX is the closest option) for your fares would start at $550 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flights, you can follow this link: http://bit.ly/1dbTTkv (Same advise applies about purchasing later and monitoring the fares to see if they drop any.)

  28. We are looking to fly to Manila from Portland, OR early June. We plan to stay about three weeks. When would be the best time to buy round trip tickets?

    • Hi Seth,

      For your trip, I’d advise to check flights early in the new year, like January and February. I’d suggest to monitor the flights from then till about March. You’ll want to purchase sometime in between then. Definitely let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  29. Wanting to know how much the fares for flying on 18th August 2014 from Sydney Australia to Chicago USA returning 21st September 2014 for a group of 9 adults and 1 child. Thanks Narelle.

    • Hi Narelle,

      Unfortunately we cannot check fares for your dates yet. Airlines will only release flight schedules and fares 330 days out from the current date, so we’ll have to wait till mid-November in order to check flights and fares. With that said, I wouldn’t advise the purchase your flights right away when the fares become available. Your best option would be to check flights early in the new year and book about 3 to 6 months in advance from your departure in August. Definitely check back with us if you need any help.

  30. Would like to know the best time to visit Paris and London… Looking to travel in late April or early may.. Flight from Miami to London.. Family of 5…

    • Hi Janesta,

      For flights to Paris and London in late April/early May, you’ll want to start monitoring flights around December/January. I’d suggest to make sure you’ve purchased your flights by Feb/March. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights. We’re here to assist you if you need the help.

  31. THANK,S FOR THE 10 BOOKING TIPS INFO.IS HELPFUL

  32. In April, I booked two tickets with you from GPT to Quebec, Canada via AA and a return flight from FLL back to GPT via United for Oct.11 & return on 10-27. AA made a slight change and you notified me in August; there was NO INDICATION that you would CANCEL THE RETURN PORTION OF OUT TRIP….but you did; naturally the full fare of $600 was charged to each of us. When we arrived in FLL, we found that you had cancelled our return….it was Sunday and naturally YOU WERE CLOSED so we were without help and with no ticket to return home. Fortunately AA got us a flight from MIA to NO at no extra fee and a family member ticket us up. What is your explaination for this??? Don’t you think we deserve an explaination??? What did you do with our fees for the two return tickets. WHY WOULD I EVER BOOK WITH YOU AGAIN?

    • Hi Laura,

      I’m sorry to hear of this. We always monitor every reservation for schedule changes imposed by the airlines. As you mentioned, we notified you back in August about a schedule change which we worked with you and the airlines to resolve. The airline (American Airlines) reissued the ticket to resolve the issue. It’s not your fault and you would never know this, but unfortunately once an airline takes control of a ticket to reissue, we no longer have control of the ticket and any future changes must be made directly with the airline. Since our service did not meet your expectations, we have refunded your processing fees of $19.90 (2 reservations) back to your Mastercard. I truly hope you’ll try our services again in the future.

  33. Thanks for sharing this useful information with us. I have never thought that days can also matter a lot in booking flights, choosing a perfect day for booking flights can also made a big difference.

  34. We have booked a vacation to Ireland, and will need a flight leaving from either Newark or JFK airport on Friday, August 29 and returning on Tuesday, September 9. We will be flying to the Dublin airport. The Penn State game is being played on Saturday, August 30 in Dublin so there will be a lot of people from the States flying to Ireland, probably booking in January and February. (?) How much of an impact do you think this will be on us? Should we book earlier? Later? Last year we waited until mid-April to book a flight to London out of Newark on Sept. 6 and paid $983 pp. Your help will be appreciated. Thanks.

    • Hi Melinda,

      Since you’ll be flying to Ireland during the peak season (mid-June through mid-September), fares will be high during that time. Being that we’re still so far out from your departure in August 2014, you have plenty of time to continue to monitor the flights and wait for fares to drop. Currently, flights are starting at around $950 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. I suspect fares will fluctuate up and down and I’d suggest to monitor the fares each week to see if prices are dropping any or if they are just staying the same. I’d definitely make sure to purchase by May 2014. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  35. Hello,Thank you for sharing great tips! I am hoping you can help us plan a July 2014 trip for 7-10 days. We are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids ages 9 to 11). We think we want to fly in near Paris to see a poriton of the Tour deFrance(July 5-25). And then we plan to go to Enger, Germany to stay with friends, so we could fly out from an airport in Germany.

    • Hi Michele,

      We’d be happy to help you with your family trip! To get assistance with your trip, please call us at 1-800-243-2724 to speak with one of our Travel Advisors, who can assist you with flights and hotels. Our Travel Advisors are available Monday – Friday 8am – 9pm EST.

  36. Hello there…. me,my wife & my 2 kids ages: 10months old & 3 yrs old… planning to fly from Indianapolis, IN. to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia… between January 2nd to January 15th 2014 & returning mid March 2014…. I was wondering if it is worth to just drive up to Chicago O’Hare to catch a round trip flight to Ethiopia & back in order to avoid xtra stops? & what is the cheapest airlines to fly with that can provide voucher for hotel?…. (like emirates) < flew with them before outta LAX… but they don't come to Chicago…. so plz if u can shoot me some better tips to make this thing work since I live in Indianapolis, IN. & closest major airport is in Chicago,..I just don't want to fly from Indianapolis & stop 3-4 places with kids, that's too much hassle….I need help on this plz….& I appreciated in advance…ty.

    • Hi Adam,

      Flights from Chicago will have less stops, more options, and are cheaper. Airlines that fly your route from Chicago are: Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, and Scandinavia Airlines. Qatar Airways is pricing out the cheapest for the dates we checked, but since you’re traveling with children, I would advise that you call us at 1-800-243-2724 to speak with one of our Travel Advisors who can assist you with finding the right flights for your family.

  37. Hello, I’m looking to fly roundtrip from either Newark NJ/Philadelphia on Friday April 25, 2014 for Nashville (I’d like to arrive 11-3) and leave Nashville on Sunday April 27, departing sometime between 12 and 6pm.

    I know it’s early but that weekend is the Nashville marathon & sports expo which draws 30,000+ people. Also it could be spring break for some families because Easter is the weekend before.

    I’ve seen flights from $322-$345 which is reasonable. The number of available return flights keeps dropping everytime I check. Advice?

    • Hi AG,

      For your flights, we’re finding flights starting as low as $261.30 per person from Newark. Fares from Philadelphia are more expensive for your flight times. In order to get the lowest fares for your route, you will need to call us at 1-800-243-2724.

  38. LaGuardia has the cheapest flights but it seems like parking overrides the price differential ($20/day, $60 total as opposed to EWR/Phi at $7/day)

  39. Thanks for posting these great comments; they are very helpful!

    Our family of 4 adults is planning to go round trip from ERI to PAR in June (6/11/14 to 6/25/14). In mid-November, the rates were approximately $1150pp. Now, they’re $1267. Do you think we missed our window of ‘economic opportunity?’

    • Hi Diane,

      For your flights, I’d suggest to continue to monitor the fares more and see if the prices drop back down any. We’re still 7+ months out from your departure in June, so its still possibly that fares will fluctuate up and down. I would be sure to purchase your flights no later than February. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights. We’re here to help you if you need it.

  40. My husband and I are planning to take our grandson age 15 to Spain in June 2014. We would leave from Boston to Jerez, Spain for a possible stay of 1 week.
    We are flexible about days of week, probably looking at anytime after June 15.
    Any suggestions of days to fly and cost per ticket?
    Thanking you in advance for your help.

    • Hi Diane,

      Currently, fares from Boston to Jerez, Spain for 1 week in June are starting at $1430 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. I would recommend departing/returning on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday as those days are a little less expensive. To book, you can follow this link: http://bit.ly/1cOmUiP Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  41. You may be on to something@CheapAir! I have been checking multi-city flights from any airport in Central Florida (Orlando Int’l, Sanford, Daytona Beach) to Barcelona, Spain with return from any airport in Paris, France back to Orlando (dates February 27, 2014 departure and return on March 12, 2014) since Friday up until last night the fares were $881 USD and this morning (Wednesday) they are up $111 USD!!! I guess I should have booked last night, but I didn’t read this artic

    • Hi The Comedy Chick,

      Are you able to depart from Miami? Fares from Miami seem to be a little cheaper than Orlando. Being that we’re about two and a half months out from your departure, fares will probably continue to increase, so I’d be ready to buy when you spot the flights you like at a price you like. Definitely let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  42. How far ahead do I need to book a trip from Minneapolis to Rome, or Naples, Italy for the end of March to about April 15, 2014? I want to avoid having to have Paris my first stop in europe–I heard the CDG airport is awful and the layovers I find are only 1 hour and 10 minutes. Any advice about that? Thanks!

    • Hi Patricia,

      For your flights, I’d suggest to continue to monitor the fares starting now onward. International travel should be booked about 11-12 weeks prior to your departure, so be prepared to buy in the next month or two. As for layovers, it looks like there are many options in the U.S. on the outbound and on the return, Amsterdam seems to be an alternate layover to Paris.

  43. I am looking to visit New Orleans for 3 days begining on either Feb 14 or Mar 7. Are there any flights costing around $250?

  44. We are looking at travel Sydney Australia to Las Vegas,then onto Orlando, Miami, LA, then Hawaii then Sydney. Dates are flexible end April 2014 – may 2014. 2 adults and 13 year old. Any ideas on cheapest way ? Thanks

    • Hi Sharon,

      That’s an awesome trip planned! Since you’re flexible with your dates of travel and you have quite an extensive itinerary planned, I would recommend to contact our Travel Advisors over the phone at 1-800-243-2724, so we can best assist you. We’d need to know how many days you’d like to stay at each destination. Our Travel Advisors can also assist you with arranging hotels at each destination as well.

  45. Hi,
    If you have any advice on best options I am grateful to hear it.
    My Grandfather just passed away yesterday and I finally have
    received word when the service will be. I am trying to fly out
    this tuesday 12-10-13 and come back friday the 13th. I am
    trying to keep my eye out in hopes for a reasonable ticket fee
    because I am on a super limited budget and family help
    is not an option. I don’t have a car and that
    is why I am flying. I am traveling from St. Augustine Florida
    to Cincinnati Ohio. If I wait to buy a ticket Monday will I hurt my
    chances or is today or Sunday best? I am trying to be smart about
    this but the situation is leaving me a little stressed.
    Thank you so much for any words of wisdom, Jen

    • Hi Jen,

      I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. To assist travelers needing last-minute flights to attend a funeral, some airlines have special bereavement fares that offer a discount off published fares. You would need to contact the airlines directly about this. It looks like you will need to depart out of Jacksonville, FL though. Airlines I would recommend contacting are: US Airways, Delta, and United Airlines.

  46. hello i need a multi city flight. leave jfk 6/23/14 to Ath and back from cdg to jfk flexible date around 7/11/14. when is the best time to buy tickets? what is the cheapest i would find? thx

    • Hi Isabelle,

      For your flights in June/July I’d suggest booking no later than April 2014, but you’ll probably want to keep an eye on the fares starting now onward to get the best deals. Currently, the cheapest fares for your dates are starting at around $1480 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. Fares will continue to fluctuate, so just be prepared to buy when you find the flights you like at the price you like. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  47. Hi,

    Looking to plan a return trip to toronto for my parents from bangalore(india) during march. We are still awaiting the results for travel visa. Is there a way I can block a ticket but get out of the booking if the travel visa application fails. I am apparently looking to see if i can avoid penalty for cancellation but still get the best rate

    Regards

    • Hi Travelbull,

      Unfortunately, the only way to get out of the booking without paying a fee would be to book a refundable ticket. Refundable tickets are normally more expensive though. You could still book and pay a penalty to cancel for future credit, depending on the airlines rules, but then you’d have to pay a penalty fee to do so. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  48. Looking to book roundtrip ticket from Philadelphia to Juan santamaria or daniel oduber airport around mar 1-8, dates are semi flexible.

    • Hi Elly,

      In checking the fares for your routes, it looks like Jan Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) is the cheaper option with fares starting at around $676 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To book and view flights, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/JMf3tz. If you can depart March 3 – 10, then the price drops to $623 per person. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  49. Hi,
    Going from Denver to Istanbul june 1st to july 15th(flexible dates). 3 people. I feel like tickets were cheaper a month ago. Should I wait or purchase soon? Any tips?
    Thanks.

    • Hi Nazan,

      In checking the fares for your route and dates, it does looks like fares are higher than normal. I suspect its due to the peak summer travel season in Europe. Since you are flexible with your travel dates, I’d advise to continue to monitor the fares more and try adjusting your days to depart/return on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday as those days can be cheaper. I would make sure to purchase no later than March and be prepared to purchase when you find the flights you like at a price you like. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  50. I’m looking to travel from MSP to BKK on beginning of March. Price now seems great but it’s still during the Christmas travel season so I was thinking about wait until January to even early February to buy my ticket. What are your advice? Thanks

    • Hi Vang,

      For your flights, I would advise to purchase sooner than later since fares will begin to increase the closer it gets to your date of travel. With international travel, its advised to purchase about 11 – 12 weeks prior to your departure in March, so you’ll want to be ready to buy anytime now moving ahead. Just make sure to purchase no later than mid-January. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  51. My wife, two kids (4 and 7 age at travel time) and I will be traveling to Philippines on May 28th 2014 and returning June 13th 2014. I have compared prices on several sites with most being competitive with others. When should I consider booking? Why are some sites offering children pricing, but others are not?

    • Hi Lewis,

      Child tickets for international flights can vary in costs, and some website may not factor that when running flight searches. For your flights in May, I would suggest to continue to monitor the fares more since we’re still 5+ months out. I’d suggest to make sure to purchase your flights no later than mid-February, early March. In any event, you can always call us at 11-800-243-2724 to speak with a travel advisor who can assist you with finding flights or you can check fares online: http://www.cheapair.com Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  52. Thanks for the tips. I am hoping you can help me find the best airfare for a trip that we must take over the busy spring break time period. Our family of 6 will be travelling from Colorado to the Ft. Lauderdale area. I have been watching the airfare going up and down and was hoping you could guide me as to when the best time to buy might be and what I should expect to pay. Our travel dates are 3/22 to 3/29. Thanks for your help!

    • Hi ESLM,

      For the busy Spring Break travel season, you’re best option would be to purchase sooner than later. Since you’ve got a family of 6, you’ll definitely want to book earlier. A good tip for booking 6 passengers is to try breaking your group into smaller groups. Sometimes, there may be only a couple seats left at the lowest fare and you can get that fare if you book 2 at a time. But with 6 you can only get a fare that would be available for all 6 passengers. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  53. hi, I am planning to get a flight sometime in june from Charlottetown Canada to manila Philippines.i checked online before Christmas the price was around 1600 for a roundtrip but when I checked dec 26 the price went up to 1900+.. just wondering if there’s any chance the price will drop again from now on since its 6 mos away before my flight I wanted.

    • Hi Odessa,

      Fares fluctuating up and down like that is common. For your flights, I suspect the fares will drop back down some. Since we’re still 6 months away, you still have plenty of time to continue to monitor the fares. I’d just advise to be ready to purchase once you see the fare drop down, since there’s no telling how many times the fares will fluctuate up and down. Just be certain to purchase your flights no later than mid-March. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  54. Hi,
    I need a cheap round trip flight from Atlanta, GA to San Diego, California; May 31, 2014 to June 7, 2014. Please advise. Thanks.

    • Hi Geri,

      For your flights, fares are currently starting at around $400 per person, not including any baggage fees. I’d advise to continue to monitor the fares more since we’re still 6 months out. I’d suggest to purchase no later than April. To view flights, you can follow this link: http://bit.ly/1chvyY4 Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  55. Hi,

    Looking to book 4 tickets to London from Cleveland. Any suggestions? We are looking to leave towards the end of March for 10 days.

    Thanks!

    • Hi John,

      For your flights to London, I’d suggest to purchase sooner than later. We’ve found that around 11-12 weeks is about the optimum time to buy international flights, so I’d be prepared to buy soon. A good tip would be to continue to check the fares regularly and be prepared to buy when you find the flights you like at the price you like. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  56. I have a destination wedding to go to on July 4th in St Thomas. I’m looking to travel the 07/03-07/09 for a 6 night stay from bradley in hartford to stt. Do prices go up for July 4th? I believe this is hurricane season, too. So far I’m only finding flights between 550-600 dollars. They were a month ago 460 but I thought it was too early. Any thoughts/suggestions?

    • Hi Mel,

      Yes, prices for July 4th will be more expensive due to the holiday. For travel during the busy July 4th holiday, I would advise to book your flights sooner than later. I’d suggest to book no later than mid-Feburary at the latest. If you are able to depart July 4 – July 10, prices are starting at around $410 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view and book flights, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1d2bfki Please let us know if you have any questions or need any assistance with finding flights.

  57. I was wondering about trips to Florida over spring break? When is the best time to look?

    • Hi Kay,

      Trips for Spring Break should be booked now. Since we’re about 3 months out from Spring Break, now is the perfect time to plan your trip and book. Florida will be a popular destination, due to the weather, so the sooner you can book the better. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  58. Flying from LA to Honolulu. 2/17-24 2014. Cheapest airfare?

    • Hi Krishawna,

      Currently, the cheapest fares from LA to Honolulu for your dates is starting at around $391 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flights and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/190tGop Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  59. Trying to shop for the most affordable flights for my husband, my 9 year old as well as my myself to visit my son in Australia at the end of March for 2 weeks. Somewhat flexible with regards to dates. Should I continue to wait and see whether the price goes down or should I book now?

    • Hi Constance,

      For travel in late March 2014, you’ll actually want to be ready to purchase your flights now or sooner than later. Unfortunately, without knowing where you’re departing from or where in Australia you’re trying to go, we cannot research more information about your flights.

  60. I’ve got a question about the mix and match idea. I’ve always avoided flying on more than one airline if my trip has even one connection, because I’ve always thought that if Airline X’s late departure/arrival makes me miss my connection with Airline Y, neither airline will be very helpful in getting me to my destination. Is this an unfounded fear? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Robyn,

      You’re absolutely correct, but when we say “mix and match” we’re saying to try mixing your outbound airline with an other airline on the return. Our website is actually set up to search outbound and return flights separately, which allows our customers to find the cheapest possible flight combinations. We don’t advise to book flights point to point, since that’s when you can encounter the connection issues you’ve described, as well as baggage not transferring, in addition to other problems that can arise.

  61. Hi. When would be the best time to book for a return trip from Houston to Manila, Philippines in either July or August, 2014? Thanks.

    • Hi Travellinglady,

      For your return flight, I would suggest booking around March to April. It would be wise to keep an eye on the fares and check the prices each week starting now onward to get a good sense of costs though. Definitely let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  62. Going to Honolulu Hawaii May15-May24, would like to fly nonstop. When is the best time to book this flight out of the Washington,DC area.

    • Hi Yvetta,

      For flights from Washington D.C. to Honolulu for your dates, the only non-stop flight available starts at $1035 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. I would recommend to book sooner than later since Hawaii is a very popular destination and there’s only one non-stop flight option. To book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1cUVvcN Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  63. We are going to the big island of Hawaii. I guess that would be Kona. We have total flexibility on when we leave. My wife would prefer to leave after our son graduates high school in mid june. But if there would be a lower price on airfair before that we would seriously consider it. Nothing matters but price and safety. So more stops. Layovers or no extras included don’t matter. We are staying 6 nights 7 days but could stay a day longer if that would help.

    • Hi Norm,

      Being that you’re flexible with your travel dates, I’d recommend trying our MapSeach, where you can enter your home airport and see a map of destinations with pricing. If you hover over Kona and click to see fares, you will see a calendar of airfares which allows you to conveniently find the cheapest dates to travel on. Since Hawaii is a popular destination during the summertime, fares will be cheaper earlier in the season and later in the season. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  64. Forgot to say we are in Southern California.

  65. I am trying to do a trip from BFL CA to CHS SC but I am not sure when to buy tickets it is Jan. 13 and we are going at the end of June. I did find tickets from BFL to CHS, for 3 people $539 round trip per person on United. But I am not sure if I should wait another month or lock them in.

    • Hi Scott,

      For your flights in June, you still have plenty of time to continue to monitor the fares more. I’d suggest to keep an eye on the fares more and to purchase sometime from February to early May. Since you’re flying a route that isn’t very common, there’s a good possibility that the prices may drop if they cannot fill the flight, but that’s a chance you’d have to be willing to take as there’s no guarantee they won’t fill up the flight. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  66. Flying from Minneapolis to Portland, March 24-29th. When is best time to
    buy tickets. Thanks.

    • Hi Becky,

      Booking now would be a good idea. Being that we’re about 10/11 weeks out from your departure, you’ll actually want to purchase your flights now or in the next week or so. To view and book flights, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/L0uLRR Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  67. Planning a trip From P.E.I to Kelowna BC and Then Fly to Las Vegas for 5 days or so and from there back to P.E.I. This would be in August (BC 21-24, Vegas24-30). I’m not sure how Popular these destinations are in the summer and if I have lots of time to keep watching prices. Any tips would be helpful. Thanks.

    • Hi Melissa,

      Summertime travel in North America is a popular season, so prices will be higher than normal. For your flights in August, you’ll want to book sometime in the next few months. I’d suggest to continue to monitor the fares each week and be sure to purchase no later than late April. If you can avoid flying on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, you can sometimes save more money that way. You can use this link: http://www.cheapair.com to view and book flights. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  68. I am getting married in Jamaica November 29th, 2014. I am wondering when would be the best time to book my flight from Syracuse, New York to Montego Bay. I’m planning on flying down November 27th, and coming back December 5th. My dates are some what flexible.

    Thank you,
    Crystal

    • Hi Crystal,

      Congratulations! For your flights in November, I’d suggest booking around July/August time, since you’re traveling around the Thanksgiving holiday, which is a peak travel time. It’s wise to book earlier than usual, especially when traveling on/around the holidays. Definitely let us know if you need any help with finding flights. We’re here to assist you if you need it.

  69. When would be a good time to book flights for 3 from Shreveport, Louisiana to Dublin Ireland for our trip July 3rd – July 14th, 2014?

    • Hi Carolyn,

      For your flights, I would suggest to book now or sooner than later. Reason being is that you’ll be traveling during the peak July 4th holiday, which is a busy travel time and always is more expensive. I’d suggest to book as early as you can to avoid the costs from climbing up the closer we to your dates of travel in July. To view flights and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/KtdnFr Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  70. I need to book a flight from SJU (Puerto Rico) to BUR (Burbank CA) from 14-16 of February. When would be the best time to book my flight ?

    • Hi Karhy,

      You’ll want to book now, or as soon as you can. Since you’re traveling in less than a month, you’ll want to purchase your flights now. Fares will only get more expensive the closer it gets to your dates of travel, so I’d suggest booking it now. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1eNJvMQ Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  71. We’re planning to spend our Christmas in the Philippines this year. December 17 to January 4 2015 is our tentative date. Can I know how much usually is the fare on by these dates and when is the best time to buy our tickets?

    • Hi Jean,

      For travel during the busy holiday season, you’ll want to book early in advance. Unfortunately without knowing where you’re departing from, I cannot check prices for you, but you’ll definitely want to purchase sooner than later since the holiday season (especially around Christmas and New Years) are peak travel times and flight prices are higher than normal. I’d advise to check pricing now and again in a week or two to see if you’re noticing any changes in the fares. I would be sure to purchase by August at the latest. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  72. My fiancee and I are planning on having our honeymoon in Italy from July 13-27. We would be flying from Philly or the NYC airports into Rome and then flying out of Italy from Milan or Venice. I have been monitoring the prices for the past several weeks. I am primarily seeing between 1330-1420 for direct flights and saw 1240 one day. For international flights, how long do you recommend booking in advance? Is there any way to determine what the average prices for our flight has been in the past so we can know what to expect? Thanks!

    • Hi Rob,

      For your flights in July, I would suggest to continue to monitor the fares more. Being that you’re flying internationally, you’ll want to book at minimum 12 – 13 weeks prior to your departure in July. I’d just be ready to purchase once you find the flights at the price you like, especially since that could be anytime from now till April. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  73. Planning on flying to cabo San Lucas in last 2 weeks in December 2014.whats the cheapest day to fly out of lax or John Wayne

    • Hi Fred,

      Currently, airlines have not release flight schedules for your dates yet. Airlines only release flight schedules 330 days out from the current date, so you won’t be able to search flights till a few more weeks. Even then, being that you’ll be traveling during the peak holiday season, you’ll want to purchase your flights early in advance… like around June or July. We’ll be releasing a new Holiday Flights Index for 2014 later this year, which will include the cheapest days to travel on.

  74. Hello! I am looking to travel from the Washington DC area to Europe (specifically Italy and Greece) during the summer. Our travel dates are flexible. What is the best time to buy tickets for summer travel? And are there specific cities in the two countries that are cheaper to fly into?

    Thanks for any help!

    • Hi Sarah,

      For travel to Europe during the peak summer season, you’ll want to purchase your flights sooner than later. Without knowing your dates of travel, its hard to say if one city is cheaper than the other. Milan does look like its a little cheaper than Rome. As for Greece, you’re only major airport option would be Athens. Since you’re flexible with your travel dates, I’d encourage you to try using our MapSearch, which will allow you to search flights without a date to find the cheapest days to fly. You’ll be shown a map, from which you can view destinations and costs. If you click on your destination, then you’ll be shown a calendar of airfares with the cheapest days. It’s a great tool when you’re flexible with your travel dates. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  75. I’m looking to fly from Minneapolis to London for 3 weeks. The soonest I could fly out would be May 23rd, but I’d like to leave at least by the 27th. Between 3 and 4 weeks for my trip. When would be the best time to book?

    • Hi Diane,

      For your flights in May, you’ll actually want to purchase sometime in the next few weeks. International travel should be booked about 12 – 14 weeks prior, so I’d suggest to monitor the fares now onward. Be sure to book no later than mid-February. To view and book flights, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1mPaECh Please let us know if you need any help finding flights.

  76. I am planning my trip to Budva, Montenegro for may of 2015 and i have been trying to monitor the flights from this year but is very difficult to try and pinpoint what the prices will be next year. Do you know if the prices will roughly stay around the same or do you know if their will be a drastic change?

    • Hi Ann,

      It’s difficult to say. Airlines release flight schedules 330 days out from the current date, so you won’t be able to view flights until after June 2014. Even then, it’s likely the fares will be similar in costs. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  77. I’m looking for a mid July flight for my son (6) and myself from Pittsburgh, Baltimore or DC to Denver or Colorado Springs. Any ideas on what kinda price I should expect to pay for us? First time fliers here!

    • Hi Jilly,

      In order for us to compare pricing for your routes, we’ll need to have the dates you’re interested in traveling on. Generally, flights from Washington DC to Denver would be the cheapest. Colorado Springs will be more expensive than flying into Denver. Since you seem pretty flexible with your travel dates, I’d recommend trying our MapSearch which will allow you to enter your departing city and see a map of destinations and how much it costs to fly there. You can try checking your departure destinations and arrival destinations to see what days would be best for you. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights. You can always call us at 1-800-243-2724 to speak with a Travel Advisor who can assist you as well.

  78. Apparently I should have the bought the flight on delta earlier this week. we are going from tpa to anc (anchorage) May 30 to June 10. Delta was running them at 515 but now they are 653. They literally just changed as I had them pulled up. Is that normal?

    • Hi Shannon,

      Airfare fluctuations are perfectly normal. You can actually read our blog post on the subject here Since you’re traveling at the end of May, you can continue to monitor the fares a little more to see if the pricing drops back down any, but I’d be sure to purchase your flights in the next couple weeks to be safe. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  79. Searching for tickets from Ohare to New York City in June. Recently, the flight I was watching on American jumped. Should I move on my tickets or wait and see what happens.

    • Hi Allen,

      For flights in June, I’d suggest to wait it out a little more and see if the prices drop back down. Since we’re still 4 months out from June, there’s still some time. I’d be sure to book your flights no later than mid-March. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1cO2wko Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  80. we are going on a cruise on aug 18 from florida. we are going to go a day early. we are wondering when we should start looking for airfare for aug 17th. right now for 2 round trip tickets from PWM to FLL are over $1000 for our date, but only 500 +/- for now till June. thank you.

    • Hi Nina,

      For flights in August, you’ll want to book about 12 weeks or more out from your departure. Unfortunately I’m not able to check fares since I am not sure when you are returning, but I’d recommend to continue to monitor the fares each week, since I suspect the pricing will drop down. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  81. hi,

    im looking for a flight for 4 people from either pittsburgh, akron, or cleveland airport to las vegas.. on the dates of 5/12/2014-5/16-2014.. i would really like some help to find the cheapest tickets i can

    • Hi Kevin,

      Pittsburgh will be your cheapest option, with fares starting from $331.00 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1jbZYk7 Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  82. Hi,

    I’m going crazy looking at every possible site and app to find the cheapest flight possible. I’m planning a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina from JFK New York or Philadelphia Airport (whatever is less expensive). The trip will be on May for seven days. Any suggestions? Should I buy now or later? Prices? Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Yari,

      Flying from New York City will be your cheapest option. Since you sound flexible with your dates, I would encourage you to try our MapSearch which will allow you to enter your departure city and see a map of destinations and fares. If you scroll and hover over Buenos Aires, you’ll see a price. Click the price and you’ll be taken to a calendar of fares showing the cheapest dates. This will help you in locating the cheapest days to fly. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  83. HI ME & MY SPOUSE ARE GOING TO CANCUN MEXICO JULY 23-28 WE FROM PHILADELPHIA CAN U GIVE ME SOME POINTERS WHEN SHOULD I START LOOKING FOR THE BEST RATE ?

    • Hi Tashida,

      in checking the fares for your dates, prices are starting at $508 per person, not including any baggage fees. This is a great price, so I would suggest to purchase the flights now, or as soon as you can. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1gNxjSe Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  84. Hi do u think that’s a bit much or that’s a deal ? If I wait a little longer do u think I can get a better deal ? This is my first time traveling not sure about how the airline prices should be ? Tks for u help

    • Hi Tashida,

      That’s actually a good price. It is possible the price could drop a little, but I don’t expect that. I expect that the pricing will actually increase, especially if you wait after April. While you don’t have to purchase right at this moment, I’d suggest to keep an eye on the prices and buy sooner than later since the prices are likely to increase.

  85. Hi do u think if I wait a little longer I will get lower prices ? Oh this is the best deal ?

    • Hi Tashida,

      It’s possible, but I would recommend to purchase now or as soon as you can.

  86. Tks soo much :)

  87. Hi

    I’m planning to fly over to Honolulu, Hawaii from Norfolk (ORF), Virginia on the 20th of August and come back to Norfolk, Virginia on the 27th. And I was wondering if I should buy a ticket now or wait for more while?? Like, when is the best time to buy and cheapest?? I use United airlines only. And I don’t really wanna stop many city and wait. We already booked hotel in Honolulu. Please help us out.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Lovehawaii,

      Travel to Hawaii during the summer months is the most popular time, so fares will be higher than normal due to the peak season. Currently, fares are starting at around $1020 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. I’d suggest to monitor the fares a little more, but I’d also be ready to buy in case you see the fares drop down. You’ll definitely want to make sure you purchase no later than the end of April at the latest. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1nXfIaY Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  88. Thanks for the reply.

    Do you think the price will drop down a little more if I wait a little more? If so, when do you think it will? Oh and also, I heard buying tickets on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the cheapest, is it true?

    Thanks again.

    • Hi Lovehawaii,

      It is possible, but being that you’re traveling during the peak summer season, its likely not to decrease much. Since we’re still 6 months out, you still have some time to continue to monitor the fares more and see if they decrease any. Airlines sometimes will offer sales which will begin early in the week, so it is possibly that a sale might happen, but again being that Hawaii in August is a peak time… it’s not likely.

  89. Thank you. I might just get it sometime this month, then! Thanks for your help! I appreciate it a lot.

  90. Hi there it’s me again. I have another question for you….

    the flight time that I wanted to get one from Honolulu, HI to Norfolk, VA is gone already… Does that mean sold out that’s why it’s gone or do you think it will come back later sometime??? It was a perfect time and now all the rest of the flight time is crappy. please let me know.

    Thanks.

    • Hi Lovehawaii,

      It’s not likely. It sounds like that flight has sold out. Since you’re traveling to Hawaii during a peak time, flights are going to fill up fast so I’d be prepared and purchase sooner than later to avoid the fares increasing more. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  91. Hi. Thanks for the reply.

    my other concerned that I found Delta flight has a connect in Atlanta 57 minutes to fly Honolulu, HI. 1 hour 5 minutes at Atlanta from Honolulu, too. It’s delta to delta but do you think 57 minutes is too short to connect??

    • Hi Lovehawaii,

      The Atlanta Airport is huge and can take time to get from one gate to the next. Airlines will only offer flights that have a valid minimum connection, which for domestic flights at the Atlanta airport is 55 minutes. So technically it should be okay, but a lot of people do not want to feel rushed between flights, so getting a connecting flight with more time might be best.

  92. I want to fly from USA to Europe in may 2014
    any help please?

    • Hi Rolff,

      We’d be happy to assist you with your flights. What city are you departing the USA from? What city are you interested in travel to in Europe? Also, what are the dates you’re interested in. We will need this information in order to assist you with finding flights. Alternatively, you can try using our MapSearch which will allow you to enter your departing city in the USA and see a map of airfares worldwide.

  93. In mid October my husband, kids (2) and I will be traveling to kauai, Hawaii. When I look at the seats in some of the flights they appear to be blocked. They just say unavailable but I’m not sure if the airlines do that on purpose of if people already bought those seats. I would like to buy the seats with more legroom. Do you still suggest I wait four months before the travel dates to purchase the tickets?

    • Hi Lisa,

      We’re 8 months away from October, so you still have plenty of time to continue to monitor the fares more… but if you really want a certain seat, then you should buy when you’re able to since it is possible someone else can get the seat. Some airlines will block available seats till the last minute, but it just depends on the airline and their policy. If you really want the extra leg room, then you should buy as soon as you can to ensure you get what you want. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  94. Oops forgot to mention I will be flying from Pensacola , FL October 11 coming back either the 20th or the 21st. Thanks for your help and sorry about the double email, I thought it didn’t go out the first time .

  95. Ok, thanks for the help. What fares are you finding at this time going from Pensacola to Kawai. Ideally I would like to go through Phoenix or San Diego for shorter travel times. Any help will be appreciated.

    • Hi Lisa,

      In checking fares for your dates, it appears that the cheapest flights are starting at $1124 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1cFBZSJ In checking the routing, none of the flights connect through Phoenix or San Diego, they will either connect through Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, Dallas, or San Francisco. (Since you’re looking at flights for October, you still have some time, but if you’re worried about getting certain seats with more leg room, then I’d advise to book sooner than later.) Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  96. Hi!,

    I asked you before but I wasnt sure about the dates. Now my trip is from JFK NY to Ezeiza, Buenos Aires on May 18-26. Can you please help me find the cheapest flight ever???

    Thanks a lot,
    Yari.

    • Hi Yari,

      Thank you for providing us with your dates. The cheapest flights for your dates are starting at $963.77 total, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/N3grJk Please let me know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  97. Planning mission trip to Guatemala (GUA for a team of nine (9). Departing from VLD on 8/2/14; returning 8/9/14. Listed ticket price is currently $745 per person.
    Should I be monitoring prices and for how long ? Thanks.

    • Hi Rondal,

      Currently fares are starting at $770 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. Since you have a large group, you’ll want to book earlier than normal. Especially with a large group of 9. I’d suggest trying to book your group into smaller groups like 2 or 3 passengers at a time, since airlines only have a limited number of seats at each price level… and you might be able to snag a few seats at a cheaper price than if you were trying to grab 9 all at once. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  98. My daughter is getting married in April 2014 in Louisiana and we have out of state visitors that would like to attend. Airfares from Newark to New Orleans started at $1,000.00. They are looking for airfares around $300.00 each. I travel to see my daughter a lot in Louisiana and have always been able to obtain a round trip ticket for around the $300.00 range. When will the airfares go down or will they. The fares are now around the $500.00 range. Looking for a little cheaper. Is there a better time to keep looking? Someone said 40 days out from the departure date. True? Thank you

    • Hi Kathy,

      For flights in April, you’ll need to book now. We are within 2 months of April, so now is the time to book since airfares are likely to only get more expensive. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  99. I am looking for tickets from Dallas, Texas to San Juan, Puerto Rico in June. We are going from Wed-Tues so we’ll get pretty low rates because of the days, but how far in advance is the best time to book? Also, I compared prices on many websites and for some reason I was under the impression that your website would have the cheapest rates but so far Orbitz has the lowest prices. Do you price-match? I like the idea of your price drop payback since I am familiar with Tingo.com for hotels. The only difference is that instead of a travel credit, they refund the money back to your credit card which is nice.

    • Hi Jessica,

      For your flights to Puerto Rico in June, you’ll want to booked sooner than later. We’re finding that purchasing flights about 80 – 100 days out from your departure is about the best time to buy. That’s roughly 3 months prior to your departure, so I’d recommend to monitor the fares now onward and be ready to buy when you find the flights you like. Unfortunately we do not price match other websites. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  100. Hi, great info you shared, thanks. My question is we are wanting to book a flight to El Salvador C.A. from San Antonio Tx. Our dates are very flexible so can you give me info on the best month and dates to travel? Also we are flexible with where we fly out of. Ex. Austin Tx, Houston, Dallas. Is S.A. the cheapest? TIA

    • Hi Amy,

      Since your flexible with your travel dates, I would recommend trying our MapSearch which will allow you to enter your departure city and see a map of the world with airfares showing you how much it costs to fly there. If you click on San Salvador, in El Salvador, you will see a calendar of airfares with the cheapest days to fly on. This is a great way to find the cheapest dates for travel when your dates are flexible. We are working on an improved flexible date search which should be released in the next few months, so definitely keep checking back with us. Houston or Dallas will probably be your cheapest departing airports.

  101. We are going to O’AHU Jan 3 2015 from STL and returning Jan 10, 2015. Is that considered a holiday with more expensive rates, and is the cheapest time to book still 3wks to 4 months to book to O’AHU

    • Hi Lisa,

      For your flights to Oahu in January 2015, you still have plenty of time. The winter season is considered the low season for Hawaii and often there are sales when you wait till October/November. The dates you are traveling are not holidays, so you’re good there, but I’d just keep an eye on the fares and purchase when you’re ready. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  102. Hey,
    My husband and I are planning a trip from Memphis, TN to Ireland (airport does not matter- Dublin does appear cheapest option).

    We are looking at leaving on June 6 or 7 and returning June June 14 or 15.

    What price is decent? When should be book? Any suggestions would be great!

    Thanks!

    • Hi Barbara,

      For flights to Ireland in June, you’ll want to book now… or sometime sooner than later. For international travel, it is best to book at minimum 90 days our from your departure, which is about 3 months before. In checking your dates, it looks like June 6 – 15 or June 7 – 15 are the cheapest dates. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1fjuxgb Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  103. I am planning a trip to Ireland in early June. When is the best time to book at? 12 weeks? am i too late to book for the best price?

    • Hi Lucy,

      For flights to Ireland in June, you’ll want to book now… or sometime sooner than later. For international travel, it is best to book at minimum 90 days our from your departure, which is about 3 months before. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  104. Planning a trip to Cancun (2 adults) October 25 through October 31 (dates might be flexible). We normally fly out of Detroit (80 miles away). When should we book and who has the best price?

    • Hi Patty,

      Currently, fares from Detroit to Cancun for your dates are starting at around $434 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1bJL7uL Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  105. Traveling from SLC to New Zealand with flexible dates leaving around feb 5, 2015 and staying for about 14 days. What would be the best time to book a flight for New Zealand? Thanks!

    • Hi John,

      For flights in February 2015 for New Zealand, I’d recommend booking about 90+ days in advance. Reason being is that’s summer in New Zealand during that time and fares will be higher than usual due to the peak season. Currently at this time, we are unable to check flights for February 2015 because airlines only release flight schedules 330 days in advance from the current date, so you’ll need to wait until about April before you can begin checking fares. Even then, I wouldn’t book at that time. I’d suggest to book about 90+ days in advance to ensure you get a good price. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  106. Hi, my family planning to visit los angeles this december 2014. I am from Singapore and would like to know when ia the best time to buy tickets my dates will be from dec 22 to jan 2, 2015.

    Thanks,
    Albert

    • Hi Albert,

      Since you’ll be traveling to the U.S during the peak holiday season, you should book your flights way in advance to get the best deals. Fares for the holiday season will be higher than normal, so booking far in advance will save you more money than waiting to book it later in the year. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

      • Hi,
        Thanks for your fast response. Yes please help me to book the cheapest tickets for 6 travellers.

        Rgds,
        Albert

        • Hi Albert,

          In checking fares for your dates from Singapore to Los Angeles, prices are starting at around $1059 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flight schedules and book you can use this link: http://bit.ly/OY8lU6 Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  107. HI! I’m booking a flight for my supervisor from Orlando, FL to Rio, Brazil on March 14th, 2014. She will be leaving in the afternoon/evening and I wanted to know if the prices are likely to drop at all. I know I need to book right away due to the proximity of the flight, but any help would be much appreciated! Thanks.

    • Hi Zahida,

      For flights that soon, you should book ASAP!! Fares will only get more expensive the more you wait, so don’t delay the purchase any longer. You can view flight schedules and book here: http://bit.ly/1eNAhU9 Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  108. Planning a trip to Orlando in 2014. Tickets are unusually high. When is the best time to buy?

    • Hi Mark,

      Since you sound flexible with your travel dates, I would recommend trying the CheapAirMapSearch which will allow you to enter a departing city and see a map of destinations. If you click on Orlando, you will be shown a calendar of airfares showing the cheapest days to buy. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  109. Hi,
    And what about trips from Europe to USA? In our company, we usually travel to US to participate in Microsoft events like BUILD and WPC.

    Do you have any advice for us?

    Thanks in advance for your time and interest.

    Best regards,
    Bruno

    • Hi Bruno,

      Most of the same flight booking tips apply, but I would also take into account when you are flying, what airports you are flying to, seasonality, etc… I recommend reading our blog post on “When to Book” which explains when you should book to save the most money. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  110. Flying from Honolulu to Syracuse NY late evening on May 7th and returning on May 11th, should I be buying tickets nor rather than later? Seeing about 950 round trip per person

    • Hi Leah,

      For your flights in May, you should book now or as soon as you can. We’re less than 2 months out from your departure, so fares are likely to only keep rising the closer it gets to your dates of travel. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1g2adQI Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  111. Hi – trying to figure out best time to book flights from DFW to LYH. Only usair goes into LYH, so kind of limited. Have checked nearby airports and not finding any deals to offset the cost of gas for someone to come pick us up. I have been monitoring prices for weeks and they seem to be going up. Do you expect them to go down, or should I book now before they go any higher? 6/25 thru 7/9. wed to wed.

    • Hi Betty,

      Since you’re traveling to a smaller airport, there will be less availability which means you should book sooner than later. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/OmLvEC Currently fares are starting at around $403 per person, not including any baggage fees. I would suggest purchasing sometime sooner than later. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  112. Leaving late June for Vegas from Moncton. I have noticed rates changing every day. Took a big jump up today. Can I expect them to drop again?

    • Hi David,

      Since you’re traveling from Moncton, which is a smaller airport with less flights, you should book your flights sooner than later. I’d suggest to continue to monitor the fares for about another month and buy when you find the flights you like at a price you like. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  113. Hello! I plan to go to New York for my birthday (Nov. 22). I’m thinking about leaving Nov. 20th and then coming back Dec. 1st. When do you think is the best time to buy my plane ticket? Also, a friend of mine said it would be cheaper if I bought 2 one-ways instead of round-trip, is that true?

    • Hi Natasha,

      It’s possible purchasing two one-ways could be cheaper than a round trip. We actually sell these flights on our website labeled “Mix & Match” fares. It just depends on the routing and the dates of travel. For travel in November to NYC, I would recommend purchasing sometime in August or earlier, since that’s right around the Thanksgiving holiday and fares can get expensive… depending on the exact dates and routing. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  114. Hello,

    I am looking to go to Cancun leaving Cleveland airport 5/22/14 – 5/27/14 When I check on tuesday the straight flights was like 646 now its like 700. Will the price go up more or is it possible to catch it go back down?

    • Hi Felicia,

      Being that we’re 2+ months out from your departure in May, its not likely the prices will drop back down. Cancun is a very popular destination, and the non-stop flights are limited so if you’re only looking for a non-stop, then you should buy as soon as you can to avoid the price from increasing any more. If you’re okay with a connection or stop, then you can monitor the fares till next week to see if the pricing drops, but I’d be cautious not to delay your purchase too much longer since fares are likely to keep rising the closer it gets to your departure date. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/NbhqqF Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  115. Three of us (adults) are departing for Santorini, Greece on August 28, 2014 from Cleveland. When will be the best time to book these tickets to get the lowest rate?

    • Hi Carri,

      For your flights to Santorini, Greece in August, you should be booking sooner than later. Since we’re about 168 days our from your departure date, you should be prepared to purchase your flights sometime in the next week to month. I wouldn’t put your purchase off too much longer. To view flight schedule and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1lCQlJo Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  116. Family of 4 going to san diego in mid july from detroit.
    When is the best time to book? fares seem high right now.

    Thanks

  117. Will be traveling to Phoenix AZ August 23 thru 31st. When is the best time to book my flight? Thanks!

    • Hi Charlene,

      That would depend on where you are departing from. Generally speaking, for travel in August for domestic flights, I would recommend purchasing your flights about 60+ days out from your departure or sooner. If you are departing from a smaller city airport than you should book earlier, otherwise if you are traveling from a destination with tons of daily flights, then you can wait it out and monitor the fares more. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  118. I am working on setting up a semester abroad for next spring in Dublin Ireland. I will be leaving the end of January and returning the middle of May. Being a student and being on a college student budget I was wondering when you would suggest for me to buy my plane ticket. Thanks!

    • Hi Laura,

      Since you’re traveling in January, you still have plenty of time to continue to monitor the fares, but depending on where you are departing from can greatly impact the costs. If you are traveling from a smaller airport location with less flight options then you should probably book sooner versus later, but if you are traveling from an airport location with lots of flight options, then you can probably wait it out a little more. Ultimately, I would recommend purchase at minimum 75 days out from your departure date. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  119. I’m planning my first trip to London in September. When would be the best time to book my flight?

    • Hi Joanna,

      That can greatly depend on where you are departing from. For example, if you are departing from a smaller city with less flights, then you should book sooner vs later, however if you are departing from a city with lots of flights (like New York City), then you could probably wait it out more and monitor the flights to catch a good fare. Ultimately, our data found that booking flights about 150 days in advance from your departure date is generally a good time to buy. So I’d suggest being ready to buy your flights sooner vs later since we’re only 6 months out from September. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  120. Hi we will be going to orlando florida I’m june or july.Is this a good time to purchase my tickets or should I wait? We will be leaving from lax..thanks

    • Hi Saray,

      When you purchase your flights depends on your dates of travel. For example, if you are traveling during the busy July 4th holiday week, then you should buy now or as soon as you can. Otherwise, summer is a popular time to travel so prices will be higher than normal. With that said, it would be a good decision to purchase your flights at minimum 55 days out from your departure, but I suspect you’ll want to purchase more than 55 days out. You can use this link: http://bit.ly/OxSgUq to view calendars with the cheapest days to travel. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  121. I’m Planning a Trip to Cairo Egypt in Nov.. When is the best time to purchase the ticket?

    • Hi Demario,

      Where are you departing from? The departing city can impact when you should buy since some airport only have a couple of flights versus a larger airport which would have more flight options. Generally speaking, it would be wise to purchase your flights about 80 days or more prior to your departure in November. Also, depending on whether you are traveling during the busy Thanksgiving holiday can greatly impact the costs. If you are traveling during or near the holiday, then you should buy as soon as you can. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  122. Planning a “girl’s weekend” from Columbus OH to Fort Meyers FL Friday June 20th til Tuesday June 24th. All others in group already purchased tickets. I have been watching prices for months, I am trying to follow your advice to get best price, but getting nervous as prices seem to keep climbing. Would like to know average prices in past, or suggestions on guestimate avg price of ticket. THANKS

    • Hi Donna,

      Based on the current airfare pricing, we’re seeing fares for those dates starting at around $303 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. In checking that routing for the lowest possible fares at anytime, the cheapest fares for that route begin at about $270 per person, so $303 isn’t a bad price to pay at all. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1iEk2ty Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  123. Planning on a trip to the Big Island Oct 19 from MDT Returning to SFO on the 26th and then returning to MDT somewhere in the next 7-10 days. Can go into either Kona (choice) or Hilo. When is the best time to purchase tickets. Four of us are going and from your advice I probably buy two sets of tickets for the two couples.

    • Hi Denny,

      Since you are departing and returning from a smaller city airport, I would recommend that you purchase your flights earlier than usual. The nice thing is that you’re traveling in October which is usually a great time to travel since most people take their trips during the spring, summer, and holiday times. With all that said, I’d suggest to keep monitoring the fares more and buy at minimum 75 days out from your departure. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  124. I am planning a Disney World trip from June 27th to July 4th. I have been monitoring prices occasionally and was planning on paying closer attention as we approached the two months prior to departure date. However, should I book earlier since my return flight is July 4th? Is that a busy flying day? When is the best time to buy tickets? Thank you!

    • Hi Alyson,

      Whenever you are traveling during a holiday period you’ll want to purchase earlier than usual. Since you are planning to flying back on July 4th, you should book your flights now or as soon as you can since flights during the busy July 4th holiday will only increase due to the demand. The nice thing is you are traveling least expensive day during that holiday time, since most people want to travel before or after the July 4th date. Definitely purchase sooner than later and let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  125. I really this your site, it makes eveything so much easier. We are looking to buy flights to Costa Rica from 7/15 to 7/23 (not picky on dates) are we planning too soon? When is the best time to buy for this location?

    • Hi Any,

      That can depend on where you are departing from. For example, if you are departing from a popular city with lots of flight options then you probably can monitor the fares a little more. However if you are departing from a smaller airport with less flight options than you should buy sooner than later since its more likely those flights will fill up and sell out. Since you’re looking to travel to Costa Rica in July, I’d recommend purchasing sooner than later since we’re already about 10-12 weeks out from your departure. Since you are flexible with your dates of travel, you can use our MapSearch which will allow you to enter a home airport and see a map of destinations and how much they cost. If you hover over Costa Rica and click the price, you’ll be shown a calendar of the cheapest days to travel on. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  126. Hi, I’m looking to book a flight to Vegas leaving from either Boston or Providence (depending on best avail. price) from Jul 17- Jul 21. Can you tell me when the best time to book is and what are the best prices? Thank you!

    • Hi Jen,

      Flights from Boston will be cheaper. Currently, the cheapest fares for your dates are starting at $368 per person, not including any baggage fees. The cheapest flights for that route start at just under $300, so I’d recommend to purchase your flights sooner than later. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1hUWD4y Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  127. Hi. Great advice. I am planning a trip for my family to go to Jamaica in December 2014. My mom keeps telling us to purchase the tickets today because the prices keep going up daily. I don’t know. I feel like we could get cheaper. There are five of us flying out looking at dates of December 21st-January 1st (with flexibility). When do you suggest we purchase and do you have any advice on which days of the week we should travel???

    • Hi Ke-lta,

      Since you are looking to travel during the busy holiday season, you should book your flights as soon as possibly. Another thing to be cautious of is that mid-December through mid-April is the peak season for travel to Jamaica, so I’d definitely advise to purchase sooner than later. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  128. Hi, If I have a credit from U.S airways and I planning to book a flight with You guys, is it possible to use that credit or I have to purchase the tickets directly from them so I can use that credit?

    • Hi Michele,

      Whenever you purchase an airline ticket any changes must be made through the original company that issued the tickets or directly with the airline you are ticketed on. In your case, you would have to contact US Airways directly since they can only assist you with the changes.

  129. Hey there, I was planning a four day trip in June and was curious when you suggest I book for Las Vegas! 18th-22nd, thank you!

    • Hi Darien,

      That can depend on where you are departing from. For example, if you are departing from a larger city (like Los Angeles), then buying about 60+ days prior would be good. Something to keep an eye on would be your return flight on Sunday, since that’s always a popular day to fly. However, if you are departing from a smaller city with less flights, then I’d recommend to book now. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/12jMWrm Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  130. Hello. My two friends and I are planning a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana for one week either the first week in June or the last week of May into June (whichever is cheapest). We priced the flight and hotel fee in March where it was $470 roundtrip for a decent stay in a hotel for a week, but we checked again today and the prices shot up about $300. When would be the best time to buy tickets?

    • Hi Melissa,

      Without knowing where you are departing from, we are unable to check the fares for you to see which week would be cheaper. With that said, based on what you’re seeing with the fares increasing, I’d say it would be wise to purchase your flights as soon as you can.

  131. Hello.. I’m looking and have been kind of scouting for a ticket on a trip I’d like to take this year in August. The 14th through the 26th to be exact… I’ll be departing Philadelphia and Going to Heathrow… I was told that waiting it out yields best results.. I’ve been checking these sites, and the drastic and constantly changing prices scare me a little bit.. I just looked about 10 mins ago. and found that there is a 500 dollar increase on the price on tickets I been looking up. One day on hotwire I found a roundtrip for about $890 I feel a little stupid for not just buying it.. but when is the best time to buy a flight to my destination?

    • Hi Kenny,

      Waiting isn’t always the best strategy for getting the cheapest flights. Since summer is a peak travel season, it is best to book a little earlier than normal since flights get booked fast. Unfortunately fares change constantly and often. We are currently 141 days out from your departure in August, so you should book your flights sooner than later to avoid the fares from increasing any further. If you can be flexible with your dates of travel, you can save a few hundred dollars. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1lmAxgA Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  132. im looking for two tickets for me and my 2 year old to amsterdam netherland eighter june 8-june 29 or june 4- june 25 i check online its already too expensive. i know its the time to book but i been watching in one week it went expesive again what should i do?

    • Hi Leena,

      We would be happy to help you with finding flights. From where are you departing? We’ll need that in order to assist you.

  133. from san francisco ca,monterey ca or san jose ca.

    • Hi Leena,

      Thank you for providing us with that information. Currently the cheapest option would be flying out of San Francisco from June 4 – 25. Fares are starting at around $1680 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. The child ticket is a little cheaper at around $1485. To book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1o2xaxj Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  134. Im leaving September 30 to London from Tulsa ok till the 10 of October. when should I get m tickets?

    • Hi Daniel,

      In checking the fares for you, I would recommend to purchase your flights sooner than later since its best to purchase international flights farther in advance. You could probably monitor the fares a lottle longer and be sure to purchase by early June at the latest. Currently, fares are starting from $1250 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1hcdmOm Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  135. If I’m attempting to travel to west palm beach around the Memorial Day weekend when would be a good time to purchase a flight? Also would it be better to leave out from ric, orf, or phf for a cheaper flight?

    • Hi Karen,

      Flights for Memorial Day should be booked as soon as possible since its a popular holiday time and lots of people will be traveling that weekend. In checking flights, it looks like Richmond (RIC) will be the cheapest airport. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1gIhuKY Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  136. Hey there,
    I have been looking at flights for the last 2 months. The price changes I have seen throughout the weeks, days, even hours and minutes are crazy! I just found your webiste though and it seems to be the most informative. Could you help me find the cheapest flight? My dates are slightly flexible. I want to fly out of Austin or San Antonio into Seattle sometime between Aug 10-14th and I want to return anytime the next week after August 19th.
    Thanks! :)

    • Hi Jamie,

      The cheapest option would be to depart from Austin on August 12 and return August 20. Fares are starting at around $250 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1ht56Ow Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  137. I am looking to go to Manchester for two weeks starting July 23rd and I am leaving from Tampa. When would be the best time to book/look for the flight?

    • Hi Ashley,

      For your flights in July, you should book sooner than later since flights to Europe should be booked well in advance. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1kkazGM Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  138. I am looking to go to San Francisco from Boston middle of August (11-15th) When I first started to look for two people flying (about a month ago) the flights were about $300 cheaper than they are now! I took your advice and held off booking too far in advance, but am now worried the prices will keep going up. When would the best time to book be?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Currently, flights from Boston to San Francisco for your dates are starting at about $394 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. The cheapest flights for that route start at about $325, so $394 isn’t a bad price to pay. Since we’re still over 4 months out from your departure, you can continue to monitor the fares a little more to see if the prices drop any. Just be prepared to buy when you find the flights you like at a price you like. Ultimately I would be sure to make your purchase about 2 months out from your departure in August. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1dOrQJu Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  139. We are planning on a trip from Denver to Kahalui, Maui on Wed, 1-7-15, then flying from Maui to Kona, Hawaii on 1-12-15, then Kona to Denver on 1-17-15. I already have our condos booked for this vacation, so my dates are not flexible. Is it too early to book the flights now? Considering this is “whale watching season” and a peak travel time for Hawaii, when do you suggest booking flights for this time?

    • Hi Kathy,

      For your flights in January 2015, you should book at minimum 90 or more days in advance. That’s roughly 3 months prior to your departure in January. I would definitely recommend to continue to monitor the flights and book early to ensure you get the flights you want. Since you’ll be traveling to Maui during a peak season, you should try to book earlier than normal. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  140. I’m looking for round trip tickets from SAT to LAS nonstop with Southwest Airline depart on 6/26/2144 return on 6/29/2014 for a family of 6( 3 adults,1senior,2 kids (5 and8)). When is the best time to book tickets for this trip?
    Thank you in advance.
    Kim

    • Hi Kim,

      For your flights, I would suggest you purchase now or as soon as you can. Since you’re looking for 6 seats, you’ll want to book now to ensure you get the lowest price for all 6. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  141. Hello, I have never booked flights before, we will be needing a flight to Miami October 2014, 10th to the 18th for me, my husband and our two kids, 11 and 17. We are from canada and will be flying out of detroit since its the closest airport to where we live in canada. I have been watching flights online for a couple weeks now and I’ve noticed a couple of them have gone up a few bucks but my question is since the trip is still 6 months away should I wait, other people say to wait until 3 months before trip but I see the prices go up a little bit now does that mean they will come down again too? I’m so confused lol

    Thanks,
    Mady

    • Hi Mady,

      Happy to help! Airfare fluctuations happen all the time. You can actually read our blog post on the topic here: http://bit.ly/1fXXljh For your flights, you still have plenty of time to continue to monitor the fares more, but the pricing right now isn’t bad at all. The lowest flights for that route start at around $250 per person, and I’m seeing fares for your dates starting at around $290 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. That’s not a bad price to pay. Since you have 4 tickets to buy, I’d recommend buying your flights once you’ve found the flights you like and you’re ready to buy. I don’t expect the fares to drop too much, if any… but it is possible. To view flights schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1st9YYM Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  142. Trying to book flights from Orlando to Punta Cana for 5 adults and 1 lap child, but the prices are outrageous. I need to fly Jun 8- Jun 15

    • Hi Rick,

      Currently, fares from Orlando to Punta Cana for your dates are starting at around $430 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. The cost for the an infant in lap would only be 10% of the base fare of the adults ticket plus all the taxes. Since you’re looking to travel in June, you’ll want to purchase your flights now or as soon as you can. I would recommend calling us at 1-800-243-2724 and working with one of our Travel Advisors who can assist you.

  143. Looking for tickets from Bogota-Colombia to Houston traveling dec. 20 thru jan 12. When will be the best time to buy the tickets?

    • Hi Karla,

      For your flights, it is recommended to book at minimum 90 days prior to your departure… however since you’ll be departing around the holidays in the U.S., you should probably book earlier than that. I’d recommend to monitor the fares now onward and book no later than September. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/PStTSd Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  144. Hi, I’ve been researching flights this past week from Philly to Las Vegas for May 24-28. Just made the decision to go which is why we’re so late. But price was good earlier in week m now jumped a little. Should I wait until Tuesday to book vs buying more expensive weekend rates?

    • Hi Rika,

      For your flights to Las Vegas, I would recommend to purchase now or sooner than later. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1lND6pK Please let us know if you need any help finding flights.

  145. Hey, My fiancee and I are getting married in mid november and have booked a honeymoon to Jamaica. Unfortunately since she is a teacher we had to book it in later December meaning it will be over the Christmas holiday. We are looking at leaving Sat. Dec. 20 or Sun. Dec. 21 and returning Sunday Dec. 28. We will be departing from either Omaha, NE or Kansas City, MO depending on price. When would you recommend as the best time to buy these tickets? I have been monitoring stuff for about 3 weeks and the very best I’ve seen for an overnight flight from Sat. is $598 per ticket and the price its at for same day ticket right now is in the mid $700′s range. Thanks!

    • Hi Jordan,

      In checking the fares, it looks like departing on Sunday, Dec 21st is a little cheaper. Currently the cheapest fares are starting at around $600 per person, not including any baggage fees. Since you’ll be traveling during the very busy holiday season, you should book as soon as possible since fares during the holidays will be high and only continue to get more expensive the closer we get. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1mZRPka Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  146. Hi,

    I’m planning to travel to Gothenburg, Sweden and my dates are July 30th- August 17th.

    I noticed that on Wednesday, my fare was $1052 and that’s gone up to $130 today on Friday.

    Do you think the price will go back down during the week next week?

    Should I wait or should I book!

    Thanks!

    • Hi Jasmine,

      That can great depend on where you are departing from. Generally speaking though, for flights to Europe in the summertime, you should book early. Being that we’re about three and a half months out from your departure, you’ll probably want to book now or sooner than later since fares are likely to only continue to rise. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  147. I need 20 tickets from CMH to Costa Rica. What is the best way to go for us???

    • Hi David,

      For such a large group, it would be best to contact the airline’s directly and request a group rate. That will ensure that every ticket in the group is at the same cost. Unfortunately when booking online you can only book up to 9 passengers in a reservation and the airlines only have limited number of seats at each fare class so you best option is to get a group rate for all 20. Airlines that I would contact are: United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta.

  148. My family is flying one-way from Las Vegas to Washington, DC on August 20th. When is the best time to purchase these tickets? I heard before June 7th when fares go up for summer travel.

    • Hi Don,

      Currently, the cheapest fares from Las Vegas to Washington DC for your dates are starting at around $143 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. The cheapest fares for that route start at around $113 per person, so the $143 isn’t a bad price to pay. I’d recommend to purchase your flights sooner than later to ensure you get the flights you want, but you still have some time to keep an eye on things. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1ijFJ2a Please let us know if you need any help finding flights.

  149. I’ll be flying to South Korea(ICN) from San Francisco(SFO) on Friday Sep 5 and return on Sunday Sep 21. I’ve been checking prices on Kayak since January, Singapore Air offered the lowest rate at $823, but it jumped up for the first time today to $913. I’m still little over 4 months away till departure. Is this a sign that price will continue to increase? Or should I wait for it to possibly
    decrease? Your advice would be appreciated. Thank You.

    • Hi Frank,

      Since you’re flying internationally to South Korea, it would be best to book well in advance. In fact, our data suggests that when booking flights to Asia you should book at minimum about 130+ days prior to your departure. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1eESPYR Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  150. Trying to find flights from Boston to Ft Myers Florida. 2 Adults. Would prefer direct, but willing one stop. Earliest depart from Boston and late afternoon from Ft Myers. May 24 to 31.

    • Hi Maria,

      The cheapest flights for your dates are starting at around $291 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. Since you’re flying at the end of May with is about a month and a half away, you should book now or as soon as you can. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1eLyGL0 Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

      • I been trying to book a flight for my son to come home for the last three weeks every time I want to purchase the ticket I have to wait until I get paid which is Fridays what should I do I want him here by Tuesday or Wednesday

        • Hi Tati,

          You should book as soon as you can. We accept all forms of payment including credit and debit cards, cash via western union, as well as crypto currencies like Bitcoin. Unfortunately with airfare, you have to pay for it at the time of booking in order to get the ticket. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  151. Looking for the cheapest airfare from Montego Bay to New York – Oct. 15 – 28th.
    Dept. MBJ – Oct 15 to NY – Dept. NY – Oct 28 to MBJ.

  152. Non-stop economy class.

    • Hi Lorraine,

      The cheapest non-stop flights for your dates are starting at around $454 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1mdJabq Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  153. Hi,

    I’m planning to buy 3 tickets from the San Francisco bay area to London, flying around Sept 23rd, and then flying back from the Florence, Italy area to the east coast (NY, Boston or Providence would all be fine) around Oct 8th, and then from there back to the bay area around Oct 12th. A bit of a complex itinerary, I know.

    I was following prices from Oakland to London, and they seem to have suddenly jumped about $500 (or at least the specific alert I was receiving did). Are they likely to go back down between now and then? It’s about 5 months out. Should I wait longer or buy asap?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Jessica,

      That’s an awesome itinerary you have planned. It’s usually better to book international flights further in advance than you would book a domestic ticket. Being that we’re 5 months out, it would be a good idea to get your flights booked sooner than later to avoid the airfares increasing anymore. I’d advise to monitor the fares for another week or two, just to see if they drop back down any or if they are keeping steady at that same rate. If you need any assistance with your itinerary or help in finding flights, I’d recommend contacting us at 1-800-243-2724 to speak with a Travel Advisor who can best assist you with your trip.

  154. Hi CheapAir,

    I am planning to buy tickets to Branson, MO from San Francisco, CA, flying out on November 13th, and flying back on November 18th. During that time of year, Branson is usually a go to destination with all the Christmas/holiday shows and lights, at least that is what I’ve been told, so my concern is that prices will significantly go up due to the season/holidays. Would you recommend that I buy my tickets ASAP, or wait until 7 weeks out like a lot of sites say, etc? Thank you in advance!

    • Hi Casey,

      Unfortunately there are only 2 airlines that fly into Branson, MO. They are Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines. In checking the fares, it looks like there is only a couple of flights so I’d recommend to purchase your flights sooner than later to avoid them possibly selling out. To book, you can call us at 1-800-243-2724 to speak with a Travel Advisor.

  155. P.S. I am looking to fly into the Springfield, MO Airport

    • Hi Casey,

      Thanks for clarifying that. Currently airfares from San Francisco to Springfield, MO for your dates are starting at around $403 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. That’s actually a pretty cheap fare for that route, so I’d suggest you should purchase as soon as you’re able to. I don’t think it worth the gamble if the fares increase, just to see if the price drops $10. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1jPPzak Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  156. I have to be at a wedding in Toronto, ON on Saturday, May 31, 2014. I need 2 tickets to Toronto, ON for Thursday, May 29 to Tuesday, June 3. I can fly anytime on Thurs, and anytime on that Tuesday. Is that the cheapest way to go?

    • Hi Steve,

      Where are you departing from? In order for us to check flights, we’ll need to know your departing city. Generally speaking, for flights at the end of May into June, you should book as soon as possible since we’re about 1 month out from your departure and fares will only get more expensive the longer you wait to book. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  157. I need to book 2 tickets in July, How does the payment goes? Can I use 2 different credit card to pay the tickets ?

    • Hi Indria,

      Yes, you can use 2 different credit card to pay, but we charge a 4% fee to do so. (The 4% is from the total cost of the reservation.) To book, you will have to call us at 1-800-243-2724 to speak with a Travel Advisor.

  158. I’m looking for round trip tickets Washington Dulles to London Heathrow in September. I’ve had my eye on ticket prices for months and they haven’t budged an inch. I’m happy to read that we might not have hit the 3-4 month out “sweet spot” yet. I was beginning to wonder if there would be one. I’m surprised there’s been no movement yet since the flights I want are less than 20% full. I guess I must not be the only one waiting for a price drop!

    • Hi Ralph,

      For your flights in September, I’d suggest to continue to keep an eye on the fares more. I’d be sure to purchase no later than mid-June to be safe, but you’ll probably want to purchase sometime within the next month or so. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  159. Hi CheapAir,
    I am looking for 1 cheap round ticket from Taipei, Taiwan to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Departure date around 7 August 2014, back to Taiwan around 11 September 2014. When is the best time you suggest me to book? Thank you in advance.

    • Hi Anna,

      Currently, the cheapest fares for your dates are starting at around $330 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. This is actually close the cheapest price for that route, so I would suggest you book now or sooner than later. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  160. Looking into flying my family of 4 from Fort Myers (or other nearby airport) to Philadelphia or BWI on June 19th or 20th, then back on June 24th. What’s my best strategy for lowest airfare?

    • Hi Deborah,

      It looks like the cheapest option would be to fly into Baltimore on June 19. Fares are starting at around $238 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. I’d suggest to book now if you can to avoid the fares from increasing. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1rGlFKl Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  161. Great tips but I am still feeling overwhelmed in finding a cheap flight. I have 2 flying from Providence, RI to Austin, TX (or San Antonio,TX) in July. My dates are flexible and I can fly from/to either Texas airport for either arrival or departure or both. Was hoping to not pay more than $300 per ticket including taxes and fees. Prices are changing dramatically each week and I am new to booking my own flights so nervous about paying too much. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hi Kristin,

      In checking the fares, it appears that Austin would be the cheaper airport. Depending on what your exact dates are can dramatically affect the fares. For example, if you are looking to travel during the peak July 4th holiday, then you’ll want to book as soon as possible since that is a busy time to travel. Otherwise, if you are completely flexible, then you can probably keep monitoring the fares a little longer. Ultimately, it is best to book at minimum 55 days prior to your departure. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1kcP7lr Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  162. I’m trying to find the cheapest flight possible from SLC to ROC aug 27th-sept 10th when should I book & how can I get a good deal on a tight budget. Is there a cheaper airline?

    • Hi Erica,

      Currently, the cheapest fares from Salt Lake City to Rochester for those dates are starting at around $475 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. I’d recommend to continue to monitor the fares more and book by mid-June at the latest. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/R4PZkO Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  163. Hi….having never booked a flight….going from Pitt to Savannah Ga week of Nov. 16 and returning Nov. 21. I’m concerned with Thanksgiving….should I book now or wait…..seems more expensive to fly to savannah than to fla or oregon???? Thank you!

    • Hi Joan,

      For your flights in November, you still have plenty of time to continue to monitor the fares. Being that its the week before Thanksgiving, you’ll want to book earlier than the recommended 55 days prior to your departure. I’d suggest to book sometime in June or July. Currently, fares for your dates are starting at around $450 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. Fares for that route can go as low as $355 per person, so I’d keep watching to see if the prices drop down any. Just be ready to purchase when you find them cheaper. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1mfnzTm Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  164. I am planning to go from houston to Los Angeles between August 15th and August 19th. I find Spirit Airlines as cheapest flight but I have heard bad reviews so planning to go from southwest airline which offers free baggage. Fare shows $383. As its my honeymoon, I wil not be able to change dates. Do you think its a good price or I should wait. THanks

    • Hi Faisal,

      Spirit Airlines isn’t horrible, but they do charge a lot of random fees which can pretty much make them about the same cost as other airlines. It really just depends on how you travel with them. With that said, $383 isn’t a horrible price but I’d suggest to keep monitoring the fares. Houston to Los Angeles is a popular route with lots of flight options and fares can go as low as $250 per person. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1uxcQF2 Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  165. Hi,
    I am traveling with 4 other people on 8/22/14 from Boston, MA to Maui (OGG), to Kauai on 8/27, then back to Boston on 8/31. When is the best time to book our flights and when should we book our car rentals? We would like to rent cars while in Maui and Kauai. What are the prices for the flights as of now?
    Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Jenn,

      For your flights, you’ll want to book sooner than later. Hawaii in the summer season is a peak destination so I’d recommend booking as soon as possible. I’d suggest the same for the rental car as well if you’re looking for a specific car type like a convertible or a jeep which are popular and can sell out. Currently, the fares for your dates and routing are starting at around $1150 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1smdGTg Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  166. Thanks for the reply. A quick question, I am planning to go from August 15 through 19, you think fares will be compartively high as its summer season. And when will be the best final time to book. I do not want to wait till end but like 3 months or 2 months at the latest? Please suggest.

    • Hi Faisal,

      Currently, fares for your dates are starting at around $304 per person. I’d suggest to continue to monitor the fares a little longer and book no later than early June. I suspect you’ll want to purchase sometime the next few weeks. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1uxcQF2 Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  167. Yes I do need finding flights. I will be happy to buy anything under $300 ( 2 tickets).. AIrline preferably SOUTHWEST or UNITED (NON STOP flight). August 15th between 1pm and 3pm from Houston and August 19th return from Los Angeles (LAX) after Noon before 3PM. Let me know how and when I can buy

    • Hi Faisal,

      In order to book Southwest or other airlines, you will need to call us at 1-800-243-2724 to speak with a CheapAir Travel Advisor who can check all the airlines fares for you to find the cheapest flights. Please let us know if you need any help.

  168. My husband & I were going to go on vacation from Cleveland to Orlando Oct 3, 2014 to Oct 12, but due to scheduling conflict with work I now have to change it to Oct 10 to Oct 19. I was comparing prices and noticed that they jumped, then looked back at my Calendar and saw that it’s Columbus Day weekend. Would you still advise waiting until 8 weeks beforehand to book the tickets or purchasing them in July instead? Or since it’s a holiday will there not be much of a price difference?

    • Hi Shawna,

      For your flights in October, I would suggest booking earlier than 8 weeks since that is a holiday weekend. Currently, fares from Cleveland to Orlando from October 10 – 19 are starting at around $361 per person, not including any baggage fees. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1ssA8tY Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  169. I have an RT flight (NY – Houston) on hold for $385. I can redeem 40K miles total
    instead of paying. Is it worth it? (I have 83K miles that I’ve never used.)
    Thanks.

    • Hi Syd,

      That’s completely up to you if you’d rather use your miles vs paying. I’d probably opt to use your miles, unless you’re planning on saving them for another trip?

  170. Hi I’m traveling from Seoul, South Korea to Buffalo, NY in August. I’m aiming for August 23. I also have to get an one-way ticket, not round trip. Right now the price is so high that I can’t decide if I should wait or not. When will be the best time to buy a ticket?

    Thanks.

    • Hi Kyle,

      Currently at this time, fares from Seoul to Buffalo for August 23, are starting at around $1559 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. I would recommend to purchase your flights sooner than later since fares are likely to only keep increasing the closer we get to your departure date. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1op4BcO Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  171. Thanks, Kyle. Much appreciated. I did use miles.

  172. I NEED 4 TICKETS TO BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME. WHEN WOULD BE THE BEST TIME TO PURCHASE?

    • Hi Gladys,

      For flights during or around the holidays, you should always buy as soon as you can. This is an extremely poplar time to travel and fares are always going to be more expensive during the holidays. Buy now if possible. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  173. I am planning to go from Fargo, ND to Ohio, Columbus: 3 or maybe 4 people total. Planning to go there at July 19th to Aug 7th. IDK anything abt tickets, please help. When should I book the ticket? And when I book the ticket would the cost be for return too?

    • Hi Benuka,

      For your flights from Fargo to Columbus for those dates, you’ll want to book now or as possible. Currently airfares for those date are starting at around $527 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/R0S5BO If you can depart on July 18 and return August 6, you can save about $40 to $50 per ticket. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  174. I’m looking to book a flight from LAX to Venice for late October (22 -27th) til say November 10. I see the flight is $781 but wondering if that’s an accurate amount or is it possible to go down in price once summer ends. also I’ve only ever booked flights through expedia so kinda nervous about trying a new site. can you help reassure me?

    • Hi Kevin,

      For the cheapest flights, departing on October 22 would be best. That price of $781 is around the lowest for that route, so I would recommend to buy now to avoid the fares from increasing. Especially since you’re traveling international it would be wise to book at minimum 90 to 100 days prior. Booking with CheapAir.com is easy and you’ll automatically get enrolled in our Price Drop Payback program where if the CheapAir flight price is lower after buying, we’ll send you a voucher for the difference, up to $100 per ticket. Lastly, every customer who books with CheapAir is automatically assigned a personal Travel Advisor who is available to assist you should you have any questions or need any assistance. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1qSSOFX Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  175. looking to fly from great falls Montana to Orlando February 13, 2015 for 8 days. when should we be booking our tickets?

    • Hi Lynn,

      Since you are departing from a smaller airport, you’ll want to book at minimum 100 days prior to your departure. I would suggest to continue to monitor the fares to keep an eye on the pricing. Currently, fares from Great Falls to Orlando for your dates are starting at around $775 per person, but the lowest fares for that route can go as low as $580 per person. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  176. Hi. I want to fly to Colombia (CLO) from either DFW or DAL from 12/20/14-01/04/14. I’m semi-flexible on the departure(any day after the 19th at night) and return (any day on or before the 4th)

  177. Sorry the question didn’t submit, My question is when should I buy my ticket to Colombia?

    • Hi Carolina,

      If you can depart on Dec 20 and return on January 1st, fares are a little cheaper and starting at around $1300 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. Since you are looking to travel around the peak holiday season, you’ll want to book your flights sooner than later. I’d suggest to continue to monitor the fares and buy soon. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  178. What is the cheapest fare from Houston to Los Angeles (LAX). I am looking for flights to depart from Houston on August 15th and return on August 19th. Do you think I should buy now as I am getting rate of $340 from Southwest and $380 from United. I am looking for Non Stop flights only. PLease suggest.

    • Hi Faisal,

      The cheapest non-stop fares from Houston to Los Angeles for your dates are starting at around $315 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. I would definitely recommend to buy your flights now or sooner than later, since fares will get more expensive the closer it gets to your dates of travel. Please let me know if you need any help with finding flights.

  179. Hello,

    I was going to purchase my ticket to go to Seoul in early July and return no later than August 18 last week, but the prices rose very suddenly in less than a week. I was going to purchase a ticket for less than $1100, but now all tickets are $1500 to $1800. Should I buy my ticket now before the prices keep rising, or wait until the weekend for a price drop?

    There is a wide range of dates that I can travel as well. I can go to Seoul from June 20 to July 8 and come back from August 10 to August 19. Which travel dates would be cheaper?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Lea,

      For your flights, it would be best to book sooner than later since you’re looking to travel within a month. Typically when traveling internationally you should book at minimum 100+ days in advance. Without knowing where you are departing from I am unable to check which dates would be cheapest for you. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

      • Oh sorry, I forgot to mention that I am departing from Chicago. Would it be cheaper to have a layover at LAX or should I just get a no-stop flight? Thank you again.

        • Hi Lea,

          Most non-stop flights are usually more expensive, so if you’re trying to save money you’ll probably want the layover. In checking the fares, it looks like if you can depart and return on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, the fares are a little cheaper, but since we’re about a month away prices will be high. You can use this link to view flight schedules and book: http://bit.ly/1nwUYoZ Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  180. When is the best time to book a flight from BWI to Orlando?Travel dates are 11/9-11/14. Thanks

    • Hi Jennifer,

      Currently, fares from BWI to Orlando for your dates are starting at around $260 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. This is actually close the lowest price for that route, so I would recommend to buy now or sooner than later. If you are open to departing from Washington DC, then you can save almost $100. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/SodNAU Keep in mind that CheapAir.com will search alternate nearby airports for the cheapest rates. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  181. looking for flights to Las Vegas at the end of Oct Unfortunately I have already made reservations to arrive on a Sunday and leave on a Friday. Two of the most expensive days I see. Fights have gone up $30 since I checked the price before I booked the resort. There will be four of us. One is over 65. I would also like to use award miles for one if not two of the other tickets. Any advise is appreciated.
    thanks!!

    • Hi Pam,

      Where are you departing from? Without knowing where you are leaving from its difficult for us to check the fares. In any event, if you are using award miles, you will need to contact the airline you have rewards with and book with them. After booking those tickets, then I would advise to purchase the other tickets so you can match up the flights. Since some airlines restrict which flights you can redeem rewards for, I’d recommend booking it this way to ensure you all get on the same flights. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  182. I want to travel to St. John’s, NL , Canada around July 24 to Aug. 12 or 13. What is the best price I can find / Thanks

    • Hi Imelda,

      Where are you departing from? We cannot check fares without knowing where you are departing from.

  183. Planning a girls’ trip from KCMO to Savannah, GA 10/15-10/19/14. Fares seem rather high right now, should we wait a while or is this normal for flights between these two airports? Flying to the south has been cheaper in the past for us but we’ve never gone to Savannah so wondering when is the best time to book.

    • Hi CJ, It looks like you could find flights for a bit less (maybe $30) if you have a bit of flexibility with your dates within that week. For example, if you leave on the 14th and return on the 18th I see a fare for about $30 less. However, this may be an oversimplification. I searched on 4 tickets – if you are looking for a specific number of tickets it is best to search on that exact number because the airlines have a extremely limited number of seats available in some fares. It might be a bit early to book – you should have a bit of wiggle room. I think booking 8 weeks out is probably enough if you have a small number of travelers. If you know there’s going to be 9 girls on the trip, I’d recommend booking sooner to make sure everyone gets the same deal. You can search with flexible dates here: http://bit.ly/1q1J62C. If you book on the earlier side with us, we do have our “Price Drop Payback” feature. The PDP will return up to $100 to you per ticket should the price of the purchased ticket dip below what you paid. It’s a nice bit of insurance for our customers.

  184. Planning to take family to South-Africa in February 2015, when will be the best time to book for this trip?

    • Hi Chris, thanks for reaching out. Based on extensive research we have found that IN GENERAL it’s a good idea to book about 166 days out. https://www.cheapair.com/blog/travel-tips/when-to-ignore-our-advice-and-book-your-flight-as-early-as-possible/. Using that guideline, in theory you can wait until the end of summer to start a serious search. Having said that and as I’m sure you are already well-aware, South Africa is a bit of a mixed bag. It’s summer in February, it’s a large country and it really does depend on what you are planning to do there and where you are planning to fly exactly that might cause me to make some adjustments to these general guidelines. Safari Season is in the dry months of May to October so flights tend to be more expensive then. Once you have a bit more information like the departing and destination airport and return dates, let us know. We can try and narrow down the best time to buy for you a bit. I would definitely start watching the rates now. And if you decide to book on the early side, keep in mind if you book with us and prices do drop, we have the “Price Drop Payback” feature. The PDP will return up to $100 to you per ticket should the price of the purchased ticket drop below what you paid. It’s a nice bit of peace of mind.

  185. Hi!

    I’m looking for two tickets from the San Francisco area (SFO, SJC) to Brazil (Sao Paulo) departing anytime in January 2015 and coming back anytime in March. I found tickets for $1216….is that the cheapest I can find or should I continue to wait?

    • Hi Susan, I’m not seeing flights in January for quite that low (I see just under $1300). If you’ve found them – good for you! I would say it is a bit early to feel the pressure to buy, and because you have some flexibility in your dates I might push it a bit and see if you can get a really great deal.

  186. Hey I’m planing on going to San Diego. I’m frying for kitchener airport YKF to San Diego from August 6th – 12th when is it a good time to book it.

    • Hi Kahraman, It’s definitely not too early to book now. You’re looking at the best dates to travel that week at the moment. I am sending you a link where you can play with the links a bit more on our site: http:/?bit.ly/1migQBz. You are just a bit more than a month out from travel and San Diego is a very popular summer destination. I would book it sooner rather than later.Also keep in mind if you book with CheapAir, we have the “Price Drop Payback” feature. Should you find the price of your tickets drops post purchase, we will refund you the change in price up to $100 per ticket. Hope this helps!

  187. We would like to go to San Juan, Puerto Rico in either December or January. We are flexible on dates. What we would like to do is spend a 2-4 days in Puerto Rico, jump on a 7 day cruise (from Puerto Rico), then spend a few days there after the cruise. We would also like to stay at a nice resort while there.

    We would be flying from Washington State so either Pasco, Seattle or Portland, OR airports would work (whichever is cheapest). What would you recommend?

    • Hi Sergio,

      Seattle would be your best option. Your dates of travel would depend on the cruise you book, but generally speaking airfares are cheaper in January versus in December. I’d recommend booking your flights about 80 days or more prior to your departure. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/VD0gaH We can also assist you with booking your cruise and resort. Please let us know if you have any questions or need any assistance with booking your trip.

  188. This was very helpful!

    We have family moving to the Myrtle Beach area and we want to plan a few trips. There will be up to two adults and one school-age child traveling from the PVD/BOS area and we were curious if there is a time of year that is overall less expensive.

    I had been looking at some February dates (school vacation time in New England which gives us the flexibility to travel mid-week) but now after reading this blog, I realize that those prices may be a bit inflated since we are so far out from that travel date. All things being equal, when is the least expensive time to travel MYR? Late winter? Early spring? Hurricane season?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Shannon,

      Flying from Boston will be the cheaper airport. For the cheapest flights to Myrtle Beach, you’ll want to book about 2 to 3 months in advance. Traveling in the fall and early in the year are the cheapest times to fly with fares starting at around $170 per person. If you can travel during the week that can be a little cheaper than flying on a Friday or Sunday. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1qU9FFc Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  189. We are going to LAS VEGAS departing from GRAND RAPIDS, MI 8/18-8/22. Wondering if we should book now or wait another week or so? THANKS in advance!

    • Hi Stephanie,

      I’d suggest booking sooner than later. We’re within 2 months of your departure in August and you’re traveling from a smaller airport (Grand Rapids), so it would be best to book now to avoid the fares from increasing any further. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1vXmrDc Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  190. I am looking for an inexpensive (very inexpensive) last minute flight from atlanta to the syracuse/ithaca/elmira area. I am available to travel from 7/19-2/27.
    any ideas? Anything at this point would help. thank you

    • Hi Dsp,

      The cheapest flights for your dates would be flying into Syracuse with fares starting at around $403 per person, not including any baggage fees that may apply. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/U4vZ38 Please let me know if you need any help with finding flights.

  191. Hi
    I am looking for cheapest fares to Scandinavian from July 14-20 and August 15-16 so need your help?
    Thanks

  192. To sweden

  193. Flying from Southern California to Honolulu in June of 2016 anytime after the 16th. When is the least expensive time to fly in June? Can fly from a Thursday to 11 days later on a Monday or Tuesday.

    • Hi Lis,

      Unfortunately airlines only release airfares 330 days out from the current date, so at this time we are unable to view the airfares for June 2016. We would not be able to view flight schedules and pricing until August of 2015. With that said, the earlier in June you can fly the better. The summer is a peak season for Hawaii so I’d aim for earlier in the June than later. I’d also recommend booking your flights sometime by March since fares can get more expensive within 8 weeks of your departure. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  194. Hi! I’m planning to go to Costa Rica from Denver over Christmas holiday- approximately Dec 20 – Jan 3. How much more expensive should I expect tickets to be, assuming so this is a peak/holiday flight, than this ticket at another time of year? When do you recommend purchasing tickets- just the typical three months out or something different since it’s a holiday? Can you suggest the flight dates as well? Thank you!!

    • Hi VJK,

      Anytime you’re traveling around or during the holidays, you should plan to purchase your flights as early as you can. The holidays are a peak time for travel, so its wise to book earlier than later. Unless you’re open to traveling in late January 2015, the fares will be high due to the holiday season. To view flight schedules and book flights, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1mowGLl Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  195. Hi! When’s the best time to book return flights between LA and Chicago for April 2015?

    Thanks, Lee

    • Hi Lee,

      For that routing and dates, you still have plenty of time. I’d suggest booking at least 60 days prior to your departure, which means to buy around January/February. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1jYrLq3 Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  196. Hi! I was wondering the best time to fly from the New Jersey area to Tampa, Florida for December 29th to January 5th. Not sure if I should wait for the 7 weeks prior or ASAP considering it’s timing around the holiday season.

    • Hi Amanda,

      The holidays always trumps the days rule. When traveling during peak times, such as holidays, you should always book as far in advance as possible since those dates are not likely to get any less expensive as we get closer to them. In fact, you can visit our Cheap Holiday Flights Index to learn more about purchasing flights during or around the holidays. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1k8FD0Y Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  197. My son is wanting to go to Chicago for a week. He will be 10. I will need to fly up there with him and then fly home that same day. Would it be cheaper to fly him with a one way or round trip? And when it comes time for him to come home I will have to fly back up there and get him to fly home with him. You can never be to careful with crazy people now a days. What would be the best way and the cheapest way?

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Each airline has their own policy regarding unaccompanied minors and we strongly recommend you call and speak with a Travel Specialist at 1-800-CHEAP-AIR (1-800-243-2724) if you are planning to have your child fly alone. This way, while the specialist helps you find the best deal on a ticket, they can also ensure there will be no problems and you are fully aware of the policies held by the airline you select. You can also read more information about unaccompanied minors traveling here: http://bit.ly/1x286G6 Please let us know if you need any assistance.

  198. Hi, I will be flying to Japan in October to see my son. He is stationed in yokuska, what is the cheapest way to go. Everything I have found is around $1700.00.

    • Hi Ann,

      Happy to help. Where are you departing from? You can try using our MapSearch here: http://bit.ly/1qba0Sf (It will only work if you’re departing from a major U.S. city.) Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  199. Hello!

    I’m planning a trip to Disney World for my sister’s birthday. We are planning to go during the second week of March in 2015. Her birthday is on the 11th. When is the best time to book?

    • Hi Joann, In general Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the least expensive days to fly. Sundays are usually the most expensive. I think you probably have some time before you need to worry about booking. Keep an eye on airfares for a bit. Ideally, you should be able to book your flight the first week in January (or thereabouts) for the best rates. In reality, you should probably start watching now.

  200. Hi
    I would like some help booking the ticket to visit my jamily in Dec 30 after 8pm to January 6 after pm from Honolulu HI to JFK airport. When is the good time for me to book the ticket. Right now the price is about $1000

    • Hi Marianne,

      Since you’re looking to travel during the New Year holiday, it would be best to book sooner than later since that is a peak travel time. You’ll want to book early especially since you’re looking for specific flight times… otherwise if you can be a little flexible with your flight times you might be able to save more. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1s5pzQ3 Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

      • Thanks, the price keep going up. I can leave in dec 30 night time and need to be back in honolulu by the 7th. So you don’t think the price is going down?

        • Hi Marianne,

          Since you’re traveling during the New Year holiday, you’ll want to book sooner than later since that is an extremely busy time to fly. I don’t suspect the fares will get any cheaper, so it would be your best interest to book now or as soon as you can. Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  201. My husband and I are planning a trip to Germany in 2 years around May39-30 to June 5-6. When would I be able to see the actual rates for this time frame? I have been monitoring prices currently up till next year at this time. Also is this a good time to travel cost wise for the lowest cost? Thanks for the assistance.

    • Hi Angela,

      Unfortunately airlines only release flight schedules and pricing 330 days out from the current date, so you wouldn’t be able to view flights or pricing until about 1 year prior to your departure. When traveling to Germany, the cheapest time to go would be during the “low” season which runs from October to February. If you go from June to August, that is considered the “high” season and pricing will be more expensive due to the warmer weather.

  202. Husband and I are going from Portland to Houston the week of 11/3 and leaving from New Orleans back to Portland the week following. We were planning to travel Wednesday – Wednesday and the flight prices aren’t that bad right now, I “think” but I was wondering if we should wait until 60 days out? I’m not sure if they’re the best they can be right now or wait awhile longer. Also we could travel Tuesday to Tuesday if that will get us cheaper flights? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hi Kelly,

      Based on your dates, I would suggest booking sooner than later. Being that you’re traveling mid-week you can wait it out a couple weeks since those flights tend to be less desirable, but I won’t put off your purchase too much longer. Please let us know if you need any assistance with finding flights.

  203. Hi, I’m planning to book flights for 6 to Las Vegas in January 2015 during Martin Luther King weekend (Sat 1/17 – Mon 1/19). Prices are currently hovering around $200-230 – is this typical for MLK weekend or is it too early to book the flights? When would be the optimum time? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Jess,

      When you should book can depend on where you are departing from. With that said, it is still early for domestic flights in January to Las Vegas. I’d suggest to continue to monitor the fares more and book at least 60+ days prior to your departure. Keep in mind, when you book on CheapAir.com, if the price for the same itinerary goes down any time before your trip, we’ll pay you back the difference in the form of a travel voucher for up to $100 per ticket! Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  204. We relocated to Pensacola with our youngest 2 kids. We still have 4 adult children, grandchildren & just a lot of family. Travel will be a huge part of my future! Pensacola flights are so much more expensive than New Orleans or Jacksonville? I don’t mind driving but I WANT my family to come visit me! I guess I could pay the price difference or make a 6 hour round trip to pick them up? After they come & see the beach here I doubt the airfare will bother them. They won’t have other expenses like hotels, ETC. I wanted to know if Pensacola International Airport has a “cheap” season?

    • Hi Maggie,

      The fares for smaller airports like Pensacola tend to be a little more expensive that major airports like New Orleans, Orlando, Tampa, etc… With that said, there are a lot of factors that go into the pricing of an airline ticket. There is no “cheap” season, but I’d suggest booking during hurricane season when fares can be less desirable. To learn more about when to buy airfares, you can read our blog post here: http://bit.ly/1gdrGGs

  205. Hi,
    I want to buy a ticket to Arkansas in May for a college graduation. When is a good time to buy that? I am in nj, if that helps! Thank you!

    • Hi Jellena,

      Since you’re traveling domestically and not until May 2015, you still have plenty of time to continue to monitor the fares. I’d really get serious about buying about 3 months prior to your departure, maybe earlier depending on whether you’re noticing the fares increasing or not. Keep in mind, when you book on CheapAir.com, if the price for the same itinerary goes down any time before your trip, we’ll pay you back the difference in the form of a travel voucher for up to $100 per ticket! Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  206. Hi, I’m planning on traveling to Japan (any Tokyo airport) from Seattle, Washington (SEA) in August of 2015. I will depart Seattle anywhere from the 1st to the 3rd and return home anywhere from the 29th to the 31st. When would you say is the ideal time to book a flight for this trip? Thank you.

    • Hi Tammy,

      In checking the fares, it appears that August 1st is more expensive than the 2nd or 3rd. As for the return, the price is about the same no matter which day you return. Currently the cheapest fares for your dates are starting at around $1320 per person and flights for this route can go as low as under $1000, so I would aim for as close to that price as possible when searching for flights. Since you are not traveling until August 2015, you still have plenty of time to continue to monitor the fares more, but I would be actively shopping and ready to buy when you find the flights you like at the a low enough price. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/1oObL6W Keep in mind, when you book on CheapAir.com, if the price for the same itinerary goes down any time before your trip, we’ll pay you back the difference in the form of a travel voucher for up to $100 per ticket! Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  207. looking for 10/30-11/3 2014 tvc to dfw…..

    • Hi Tara,

      I’d recommend to book as soon as you can. To view flight schedules, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/11gcQPy Keep in mind, when you book on CheapAir.com, if the price for the same itinerary goes down any time before your trip, we’ll pay you back the difference in the form of a travel voucher for up to $100 per ticket! Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  208. I am planning a trip to Yellowstone for the first week in June 2015 with my son and two grandsons. Looks like ATL to JAC will be our best routing so when would be the best time to purchase the airfare?

    • Hi Sterling,

      For your flights, I would recommend booking at least 90 days prior to your departure or more to be safe. I’d advise to check the fares now and get a sense of pricing. If you find flights you like at a price you like, then you should buy them right away. To view flight schedules and book, you can use this link: http://bit.ly/ZoV7UJ Keep in mind, when you book on CheapAir.com, if the price for the same itinerary goes down any time before your trip, we’ll pay you back the difference in the form of a travel voucher for up to $100 per ticket! Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  209. If I understand correctly, you do no do flights from the Philippines to USA? Am I right on this?

    • Hi Howard,

      We accept all flight bookings. You can make a search here: http://www.cheapair.com/ Keep in mind, when you book on CheapAir.com, if the price for the same itinerary goes down any time before your trip, we’ll pay you back the difference in the form of a travel voucher for up to $100 per ticket! Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

  210. looking for a return ticket from Rapid City SD to Fayetteville NC around August 9th 2014. when do you suggest I book??

    • Hi Melissa,

      In checking one-way flights for your route and date, it appears August 9 is one of the more expensive days with flights starting from about $575. If you can go August 11, flights are starting at around $420 and up. Since you’re looking at flights from smaller airports with less options to choose from, you’ll want to book earlier than normal. I’d suggest booking about 3 months or more prior to your departure to be safe. I’d encourage you to check the fares often and buy when you see the flights you want as close to the mid $400′s. Keep in mind, when you purchase flights with CheapAir if the price for the same itinerary goes down any time before your trip, we’ll pay you back the difference in the form of a travel voucher for up to $100 per ticket! Please let us know if you need any help with finding flights.

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