When is the best time to buy airline tickets?
There is no exact science to answering this question but research suggests that 54 days in advance is the best time to buy airline tickets. A study published by CheapAir.com in January examined millions of trip combinations in order to determine the best time to buy airline tickets.
The study looked at buying a ticket as far back as 320 days in advance and up to one day in advance. Looking at about 1.3 billion possible airfares, the best time to buy tickets — on average — was 54 days in advance for domestic tickets.
This number varies per location and it’s usually higher when you look at popular vacation venues. For example, the cheapest tickets to Las Vegas are usually sold 81 days in advance and in Hawaii it’s 87.
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