When is the Best Time to Book Cheap Flights?

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As summer approaches and you get the urge to find some sun many of us across the country will be thinking of booking a cheap flight somewhere soon.

However summer is the most popular time to travel with many families taking advantage of the school holidays. So when is the best time to get a low cost flight without missing out on some summer fun? Here is a quick guide on when to book flights now.

Whether you want to jet off for a family holiday in the Canaries or bag a quick city weekend break with friends, there are hundreds of websites offering cheap flights to holidaymakers. Cheap flights can start from as little as £1 (minus taxes) with some airlines, so they don’t have to cost a fortune either.

Going online at a time when no one else does, such as the middle of the night can help you find a better deal on a low cost flight.  Research has found that that back-to-work blues feeling people get on Mondays and Tuesdays results in the busiest days for bookings.

Actual booking time which reaches a climax between 7pm and 10pm on weekday evenings, when people have more time to devote to finding the best deals. You can beat the rush by booking before hand or after.

Using a low cost flight search you can find a low cost flight in seconds, it’s easy and simple to do.

Book in advance and avoid school holiday times. Obviously we all want to catch a bit of sun when it’s hot, but July and August are the peak holiday season where prices rocket. So if you don’t have kids or are thinking of travelling without them, try not to go during the peak school holiday season. Travel for a late summer break in September or early in May, that way you get to enjoy your holiday in the sun and beat the mad rush.

Cheap flights are great for last minute bookings too. If you find yourself desperate to catch a last minute flight, many low cost airlines offer great last minute deals.

You should also book when you least feel like it. January and September are the busiest times of the year for booking as people suffer post Christmas and summer blues.

Flying midweek can also have massive benefits. Cheap flights are always emptier during the week and if you do want to travel at the weekend how about a Saturday to Monday flight instead of the popular Friday to Sunday slot.