But if you can’t wait for the seven-week mark, CheapAir’s data figured out that you can still save money by booking any time between one and four months in advance.
As for when not to book: any day within the last two weeks of your trip, which will cost you around $111 more than usual. Even worse, tickets booked just one week before travel can set you back an extra $174. Booking super early doesn't help, either, however; the report found flights cost approx. $50 above their lowest price when they're first released. So while it pays to be the early bird at Hometown Buffet, since you get the choicest steamed broccoli and baked scrod, it does not pay in buying flights that soon.
Of course, it’s impossible to know exactly when the ticket you’re booking is at its cheapest. After all, the price of a ticket fluctuated on average around 70 times (!!) while on sale. But it is possible to know when the scrod's best at Hometown Buffet. It's 4:30pm.