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Tips on booking cheap flights

Looking for the best time to buy air tickets to get cheap flights to everywhere? We've got you covered anytime, anywhere. Here’s how to find the best deal for flight booking no matter where you want to go in the world.

Which day of the week is the best day to buy cheap air tickets?

For both Canada domestic and international travel, Sundays can be cheaper* for air tickets purchases. Avoid booking your flights on Fridays as it showed the highest average air tickets prices for both Canadian and international flights. Booking on the right day of the week could save you up to 20% on your flight booking*, according to historical data.


When is the best time to buy air tickets?

Based on 2019 global flight data, 30 days prior to departure* is the sweet spot for flights booking. But this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule; keeping an eye on prices is a good idea when trying to find the best flight deals. Compare plane tickets across different airlines and set up a price alert for your preferred route.


Which are the cheapest days to fly?

Analysis of domestic and international airfare prices showed that flying out on Thursday can be cheaper*. Many Canadian travellers start their trips on Thursday or Friday, so your chances of a lower price are better when departing later in the week instead. Starting your trip on a Thursday could be almost 24% cheaper* than air travel on Sunday, so book your plane tickets online wisely!


Which is the cheapest month to fly?

The cheapest month to fly can vary depending on where you’re going, so finding the best rates largely comes down to avoiding peak travel times for your destination. A great insider tip is to travel during shoulder season – a name for the window of time between a destination’s high and low tourist seasons. These are the best times to score cheap flights and still enjoy temperate weather. Peak times that tend to be pricier no matter where you’re headed are June and July, due to the summer break schedule for families, and December, around Christmas and New Year’s.


How can I find the cheapest flights on Expedia?

Compare cheap air tickets prices at a glance from a large inventory of carriers on Expedia. You can get cheap flights by staying flexible with travel dates, carriers, and nonstop/layover flights to get the best flight deals. Insider tip: Become a member (it’s free!) to earn rewards back on every flight booking. We make your travel stress free and source incredible airfare deals, so you can sit back, relax, and start your vacation or business trip.


How can I save money on flights?

Mixing and matching air tickets and fare types could help save money on airfare to your destination. Easily compare prices on carriers, arrival and departure dates, airplane cabin class, and more when you book with Expedia. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday, and departing on Thursday or Friday, could possibly save you money*, based on historical data


How can I get a cheap last-minute flight deals?

The historical data analysis of flight pricing patterns shows that you can still find cheap flight tickets 30 days prior to departure*. Try to stay flexible with travel dates, airports, and nonstop/layover flights to find the cheapest flights on Expedia. Whether you’re planning a quick business trip or a spontaneous holiday with friends, you’ll have your choice of last-minute flights, roundtrip, or multi-city flights on Expedia. You’ll find everything you need for your travels all in one place—and all at the right price.


*Data specialists from both ARC and Expedia Group analyzed ARC’s global flight data to distil actionable information to help people save money on travel. While it’s impossible to guarantee when to find the lowest prices, after examining the variables, we were able to observe trends. Best day of the week to book and travel recommendation is based on average round-trip ticket prices for January through early October, for both 2019 and 2020, sourced from ARC’s global airline sales database.