One of the hugest bulks in your travel budget is buying a plane ticket. There are many things that will cause you to spend extra during a journey, if you do not spend on food, drink, and fun when you arrived at your destination, then you must have spent a lot in getting to that place.
Getting to know the best time to book airline tickets can save you cash and be ahead of time in your journey. Plane ticket prices often vary based on the period they are available or the day of the week and even the month of the year can determine the cost of plane tickets.
So it is important to learn the best time to book airline tickets and how much it will cost you during those times.
So is there a better time to book a flight?
Of course, there are some dates of the week that is ideal to book a flight. These dates will suit for any conditions. There are several claims from experts that the best time to book your tickets is on Tuesdays, ideally early in the morning. Since new fares will be available on the other day after many airline launch sales late on Monday night, they tend to reduce their flight rate to meet up the competition, this is why we recommend Tuesday as the best days of the week to book your flight.
There are also several apps on Google play store or apple store that keeps you updated as regards deals of airline fare alerts. The best thing is to use an app that will help in providing recommendations on airlines with the lowest rate within your location.
The Cheapest Days and Times to Fly
Here, I will be showing you the best times to book your airline ticket and other hacks to get lower rates. The period you choose to fly can determine how much you will spend on a flight. The first tip is that you should try as much as possible to avoid booking flights during weekends as airlines will be infested with filled commuting business travelers. So we can conclude that the middle week such as Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays tend to be the least popular days to fly. This means that rates will be cheaper during this time, Unlike on Fridays and other days during the weekend when rates tend to increase because it is the desired time by most people to fly.
Now that the question before us has been answered lets now take a look at some common questions people ask about the best times to book flight airlines.
Frequently asked questions about booking flights in Nigeria
How far in advance should I book a flight for the best price?
While an avid traveler will closely monitor their travel route and prepare to pounce on an attractive price, fastlagos.com advises that booking of flight should occur from four months to three weeks (or 121 to 21 days) prior to the departure date to get the best price.
Will flight prices go down?
It is common for flight prices to go down especially when there is a lot of sears left during the dime minutes before departure. So it is advisable to purchase your ticket for an international flight, at least, two months ahead. In the case of domestic flights, it is best to purchase a ticket at least two weeks before
Is Sunday a good day to buy airline tickets?
Sunday falls during weekends, or let’s says the beginning of a new week. You will save more money when you book flights on Sundays and three weeks prior to your trip. I believe Sundays are better than Tuesdays when it comes to buying airline tickets.
What day is the cheapest to book international flights?
When it comes down to international flights, the best days for the book include Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. These days are considered the cheapest. It is one thing to book a flight and it is another to know the cheapest days to fly.
I have also discovered that it is cheaper when you book international flights during weekdays than when you book flights on weekends.
Will flights get cheaper closer to departure date?
It Is even better to book flight ticket four months before departure dates as they will be cheaper during those times, plane tickets tend to increases departure date gets closer because that is when you will see the late comers rushing to secure a seat and airline will take advantage by increasing the rates. Expect the rate of flight tickets to increase after three weeks to the departure date.
And that’s all you need to know about the best time to book air flights in Nigeria. You do not need to necessarily book on our recommended days of the week but we suggest you do because they are days when airplane tickets are cheap.
If you feel there is a time that works best for you while taking a flight? Feel free to let us know in the comment section. We would love to add your list to our article. We are gradually building the largest collection of guides for modern-day travelers in Nigeria and across the world.