The Burden of Booking
Airfare doesn't care about your schedule: It ebbs and flows with the rhythms of the travel calendar. It's why airfare soars when the entire nation tries to cram into planes on the holidays and plummets when they're over. It creeps back up when schools go on summer vacation and falls again when kids head back to the classroom. It isn't a fixed price, but it's predictable if you watch the market long enough. We consulted with experts across the industry to find the best times to book and fly. Just give yourself plenty of time and be flexible.