Only a couple of months remain until 2018 comes to an end, but before this happens we already expect two of the most important celebrations: Christmas and New Year.
Both celebrations provide the ideal pretext to make a trip and visit the family or meet the new year with a tourist destination of the country or abroad. However, getting plane tickets at this time can become a real headache.
So that the parties do not take you by surprise, avoid spending more time and concentrate on getting the best possible plane ticket avoiding the exaggerated increases in price that are usually present each year.
Following the advice of Expedia, a website specialized in travel and accommodation, we bring you the best possible dates to ensure an airline ticket that meets your expectations and allows you to travel at Christmas and New Year.
Using the time in our favor, the first and most essential advice is to look for flights in the first days of November. According to Expedia, those who purchased their plane tickets these days saved between 10 and 5% on their cost.
In the case of looking for plane tickets for Christmas, consider that ideally these should be acquired between 31 and 60 days before its celebration, while in the case of New Year, the time span identified by the company is of 61 to 90 days before.
In summary, from now until November 24, you have good opportunities to get good prices on plane tickets for Christmas travel, and until December 1 if you want to travel in New Year.
If you postpone the search plans it is sure that your plane ticket will be much more expensive when considering the demand of dates to travel, which would represent increases of at least between 5 and 10% over the original price.
Now, if you are looking for a hotel to stay at your destination, the dates change and the best shopping times are different to those recommended when buying plane tickets: according to Expedia, book a hotel between 6 days and even on the same start date of the trip, it can help achieve savings of up to 30%. What is the reason?
In the case of hotels, waiting until the last moment can serve to obtain a lower average daily rate, since some hoteliers seek to fill the rooms that they were unable to sell at the time. Would you do it?