It’s often thought that the best time to book a flight is as far in advance as possible, but this is not always the case. We have pulled data over the course of November 2016 to October 2017 to determine the best time to book domestic, long haul and short haul flights; the data is taken from details of return flights departing from the UK.
For domestic flights, the data tells that the cheapest time to book is 127 days before, the cheapest day of the week to book is Sunday and the cheapest month of the year to sort your tickets is October. If you’re flying short haul, it’s slightly different – book 51 days in advance to secure the cheapest prices, or try reserving on a Wednesday or in January for the best rates. If you’re wondering when is the best time to book long haul flights, Tuesdays are the cheapest day and September the best value month – or book 110 days in advance for the best fares.