Best time to book Xmas flights

Planning a Christmas holiday? When is the best time to find cheap flights?

Right now, says Skyscanner.

New research shows that booking your flights 17 to 18 weeks before Christmas will save you around 30 per cent on the cost of average airfares.

International flights booked in August for the Christmas period are on average 10 per cent cheaper than those booked in November.

Sydney-based travellers save the most, with price reductions of over 20 per cent possible when booking December flights now, and potential savings of up to 40 per cent on flights to New York and Paris.

“While it may seem early to be thinking about your Christmas travel plans, it really does pay to plan ahead and book your airfares in August, where data suggests prices are more wallet friendly,” said Skyscanner travel expert Emily Cairns.

“We know from Skyscanner data that December is the most expensive month to fly, so we encourage travellers who are keen to travel at that time to take advantage and book in advance to help them pocket more savings during the silly season.”


Do you plan to take a Christmas holiday? Have you booked your flights yet?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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