Flight comparison website, Skyscanner, has revealed its top tips for when to book your flights.
According to its research, 80% of travellers wouldn’t know whether a fare offered good value for money or not. So, Skyscanner has launched a handy tool to show when it’s the best time to book. You can also set up an email price alert for any flights you’re searching.
Based on an analysis of thousands of flight and booking data, along with its expert knowledge and experience, Skyscanner has come up with these handy rules to follow when trying to get the best price for your flight:
1. Book smart – Lower costs by travelling at less popular times of the day. Also avoid peak season travel.
2. Be flexible – If you’re open to different destinations then run a search on ‘everywhere’ to find the countries with the best value flights at any time.
3. Compare and contrast – Using travel comparison websites can compare the widest range of airlines and online travel agents to help to get the best deal.
4. Track prices – Keeping an eye on prices a few months in advance is the best way to find a good value flight.
Skyscanner also has a table of average prices and best times to book at some of the most popular destinations for travellers from the UK.