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The best time to book flights in the United States in 2019

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When to book a flight?

 

Jetcost has analyzed the average price of air tickets for domestic flights (departure and arrival place in the USA) of the last 12 months and has identified the month, day and time most convenient to book a flight!

 

Not only that, we have also analyzed how soon it is worth booking a flight on average and listed a number of useful tips to save even more.

 

The best month to book a flight

 

Our analysis shows that January is the best month to book a flight in the US. For example, a flight from New York to Miami has an average price of $146 in January; on the contrary, August is the worst time to book a flight, with an average price of $196 for the same flight.

When to book a flight?
 

What is the best day to book a flight?

 

The average price shows that Wednesday is the cheapest day to book a flight: taking the previous flight (NYC - MIA) as an example, the average price on Wednesday is $159, while Sunday seems to be the worst day, since the same flight costs on average $185.

When to book a flight?
 

The best time of the day to book a flight

 

According to the searches analyzed, it seems that the most convenient time to book a flight is at 01:00 p.m., when on average the price of flights is lower than at other hours of the day.

When to book a flight?

Is it really worthwhile to book at night?

 

Our research does not show any particular average savings when booking at night, so we can say that booking a flight at night is not more convenient than the daytime hours.

 

How far in advance should you book a flight?

 

One of the recommended tips is to book a flight several days in advance of your departure date. Our data also show that on average the prices of flights increase in the days immediately before departure, while booking at least 14 days before allows you to save on average on the price.

 

Other useful tips from Jetcost for saving money on your flight booking

 
  • Checking the price of an airline ticket you are interested in several times can be a good way to find the best time to book your flight;

  • Changing the airport of departure or arrival can significantly reduce the price of your flight;

  • Leaving or arriving at the weekend can raise the price of the ticket, you should try to change the day of the week for both departure and arrival;

  • Some months of the year have higher prices because of the seasonality, booking well in advance for these periods can lower the price even more;

  • Usually booking at the last moment is not advantageous but last-minute flights are often offered at discounted prices: if you are a risk lover, booking a last minute flight can save a lot of money.

 

When to book a flight during holidays or promotional events

 

Jetcost constantly monitors airline ticket prices to provide its users with advice and the best prices during holidays or promotional periods:

   

Book a flight at the best time with the Jetcost App

 

The Jetcost App offers the possibility to monitor a route and automatically receive a notification if the price falls below the threshold indicated by the user. This way you just have to enter the maximum amount you want to spend and the Jetcost App will do the rest! Download it now, it's totally free!

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