Travel does not cost

Buy Flights Before Prices Take Off


Polynesian Blue Promo
A gigantic street billboard promotes the flights of the former Polynesian Blue airline, now converted to Virgin Samoa.
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KLM plane about to touch the runway at Princess Juliana airport in Sint Maarten.
Getting cheap flights has become almost a science. Stay on top of the basics why the airline fares market governs and avoid the financial discomfort of buying at a bad time.

Let's get straight to the point, how to buy cheap flights:

The Scheme Behind Pricing

1- Almost all airlines put their tickets on sale about eleven months in advance. Greater anticipation does not always guarantee lower prices.

The normal thing is for airlines to update their prices at dizzying regularity – read hour by hour – using intricate calculation processes that optimize profit management with two complementary objectives:

a) ensure aircraft with the highest number of passengers

b) make each passenger pay for the most expensive ticket possible.

More Offer, More Affordable Prices

2- In recent times, new airlines from Asia and Middle East have substantially increased the number of seats available to most destinations.

The increase in supply means that, on dates of lesser demand, cheap flights appear.

The ideal time to buy

3- As a rule, airlines offer these lowest prices in January and September, months when they try to sell tickets for the following months of lower demand, respectively March to May and October and November.

4 – High and low aviation seasons aside, the best time to purchase a ticket is about five weeks before the date of travel.

It can also pay to keep an eye on the route you are going to take and see what changes are taking place in the fare price. Subscribe to airline alerts via email and social media to find out about special sales.

Depending on the day and time of departure, the price can fluctuate a lot. 

High Seasons, High Prices to Match

5 – If plan to travel over school holidays, christmas, pass damage or summer pin don't expect the five-week formula to do much good.

If you have such travel dates in mind, do your best to book much earlier, while all classes, seat types and cheap flights are still available.

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