Do you ever wonder how it is that some people manage to get amazing deals on holidays that you had to pay a king’s ransom for? Is there some secret formula that allows those in the know to grab fantastic holiday bargains?
In a nutshell, yes there is!
November is a great time to book your escape to warmer or more exotic climes, according to flight and hotel search site momondo.co.uk. They’ve just released their annual flight study, which offers insider tips on booking your break, saving on average, up to 34% off the cost of your holiday.
The study, analysed more than 100 million fares to find the answer to the question all travellers want to know: when is the best time to book? It’s Tuesday by the way, while the most expensive day to book is Saturday.
Also, if you book up to 60 days ahead of your planned trip, you can save up to 34%. However, it’s not all straightforward, as it turns out that there are optimal days to fly out to your preferred destination too. A spokesperson for momondo.co.uk, said: “Our study shows the best time to travel varies depending on your final destination. For Brits travelling within Europe, it is more expensive to fly on Fridays than Saturdays, with flights that day on average 8% most costly. When it comes to making a bargain on a weekend trip, Brits should therefore consider flying on a Thursday instead.”
Making a saving is never ever simple, but have you seen how much it costs to have a family break in school holidays? Excuse us while we study this research in more detail!
Travel tips for booking worldwide flights
- Book your flight 60 days in advance to get the cheapest tickets – you can achieve average savings of 34%
- Tickets are generally most expensive on the day of departure
- Evening departures between the hours of 6pm and 12am typically offer the cheapest fares
- It is usually more expensive to fly in the morning and midday, before 3pm
- Tuesday is generally the cheapest day to fly
- Saturday is routinely the most expensive day of the week to fly.