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What Is the Best Time of Year to Book Cheap Flights?


Looking to book a cheap flight overseas? The tricks of the past can no longer get you those rock bottom deals. Fortunately, we know how to get the best rates in 2019. Use this quick guide to find the best time of the year to save big when booking your next vacation.



Skyscanner recently analyzed historical flight data and discovered that September produced the best flight prices when travelling internationally. But don’t fret – that’s not the only month you can get a good deal! August, December, October, and November also offer relatively cheap flights. If you don’t want to pay more than you have to, avoid booking in the summer – May, June, and July – these months have historically offered the most expensive rates. 


Book Well in Advance

Contrary to what you may have heard, flight prices don’t usually go down closer to the departure date unless the airline has seats that have not sold out. However, it’s never a good gamble to wait in the hope that the airline will have available seats – it’s rare they do. For popular destinations, it’s recommended that you book between four and six months in advance of your departure date. This ensures you get one of the lowest fare seats before they start to sell out. Rates often go up between the four-month and three-week period prior to the departure date.


Sundays Offer the Cheapest Rates

Tuesday is no longer the cheapest date to book. According to the ARC report, published for 2019, Sunday’s are the best day to purchase your flights. In fact, you can save up to 35% when booking on a Sunday. What days should you avoid? Thursdays and Fridays are still the most expensive days to buy your ticket, but they are often the cheapest departure dates.


You can find cheap flights year-round when you use our flight booking tool at Nanak Flights. Our Canadian-owned and operated agency runs an advanced search engine that scans up to 200 flight options from a vast network of travel partners to get you the best deals. We also compare our prices with our competition every day to ensure you’re getting the best prices guaranteed. And we offer a price drop and price match guarantee so that you always receive the best rate. Try our search engine out today and start planning your next vacation hassle-free!