The Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets

July 29, 2013 | By | Comments (7)

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Planning your next great getaway? To increase your odds of scoring the best fares, book domestic travel an average of 49 days prior to departure. To nab bargain prices on international travel, you’ll need to book tickets 81 days in advance.

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  1. functionallyfrivolous

    I like this! Always looking for a good travel buy thanks!!

    July 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm
  2. Alia

    Good to know! Thanks!

    July 29, 2013 at 5:51 pm
  3. Gina

    As someone who doesn’t travel often, the thought of having to navigate travel sites to find the best deal on a plane ticket strikes fear in my heart. Thanks for these tips!

    July 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm
  4. Allie

    I’ve always heard 21 days.

    July 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm
  5. Allie

    I’ve always heard 14-21 days as well.

    August 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm
  6. Shari

    I would think that booking for major holidays (like Thanksgiving) would be an exception.

    August 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm
  7. tiket pesawat

    Simple.. get the cheapest ticket prices is a dream every traveler. Roam a desirable area with low fares. So that we could buy souvenirs for friends and family. There is nothing more fun than getting cheap tickets. However, the safety and comfort factor should not be ignored. to get the cheapest ticket prices for the area southeast asia can use Tiket Pesawat

    August 6, 2013 at 12:08 am

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