How to find cheap flights

Based on 13 billion fares across the top 100 routes searched for on momondo, the 2016 Annual Flight Study shows you when to buy flight tickets. Find out how much you can save with these three simple tips, and make sure you get the best airfare deals

WHEN TO BOOK?
Save 28%
56 days
before departure
CHEAPEST
MOST EXPENSIVE
0 days
before departure
CHEAPEST
MOST EXPENSIVE

You’re most likely to get the best airfare deals if you book 56 days in advance – and the worst if you book on the day you plan to fly. Check out our calendar calculator below to find out when 56 days before your holiday is.

Another money-saving tip is to create a Fare Alert on momondo – you’ll receive notifications up to twice a week when there is a notable change in price, and a weekly summary of every price change so you can get an idea of where your fare is heading. Never miss out on the best deals again!

WHICH DAY TO FLY?
Save 11%
TUESDAY
is the cheapest
CHEAPEST
MOST EXPENSIVE
SATURDAY
is the most expensive
CHEAPEST
MOST EXPENSIVE

If you can take your pick, try to fly on a Tuesday to get the best airfare deals, and avoid Saturdays. Flying on a Tuesday also means a short week on your return if you have to head straight to work on the Wednesday.

WHAT TIME TO FLY?
Save 5%
EVENING
is the cheapest
CHEAPEST
MOST EXPENSIVE
MORNING
is the most expensive
CHEAPEST
MOST EXPENSIVE

Booking an evening flight (from after sunset until sunrise) over a morning flight can bag you the best airfare deals. What time you arrive all depends on where you’re headed of course, so while we can’t be sure of whether you lose a bit of a day or gain a bit of a day, we can be sure that flying in the evening will save you money.

When is 56 days in advance?

Find out when to book – just pick the date you plan to fly

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How did we do this?

The average savings shown above were calculated by examining the range between the highest and the lowest prices across momondo's 100 most popular routes

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