Financial Fitness Tips: How to Book Cheap Airfare

You might think booking cheap airfare involves planning in advance and booking months and months before your flight. Not so.  According to this Yahoo Finance article booking 49 days in advance will get you the best deal.  Book over 200 days are as costly as traveling last minute.  Check out the article for more ways to book cheap airfare.

Looking for a cheap airfare? Book 49 days ahead (Yahoo Finance)

Bagging cheaper airfares depends not just on when you fly but also on when you shop. On average, the best time to buy a ticket for non-holiday domestic travel is 49 days before departure, based on’s study of 560 million 2012 fare records; for international flights, 81 days is the sweet spot.

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