Planning on traveling by plane somewhere this summer? With that in mind, when it comes to summer flights the early bird almost always gets the best deals. Ideally, you should start shopping about three months in advance of your departure date especially if you’re planning to travel on or around some of the highest flying days. Plus, if you’re not looking to travel right around the holidays you should still be able to find a decent deal by booking about four to six weeks ahead of time.
Most summer airfare sales require a 21-day advance purchase. Therefore waiting until the last minute is unlikely to save you money and will almost certainly cost you. If you have flown anywhere recently you probably noticed the airlines have gone to great lengths to reduce capacity. They are no longer flying planes with empty seats. Consequently, the seats that are available generally sell out. So don’t wait and wait and wait. Plan ahead.