I love travelling and we have covered most of the places in India. Recently, kids had summer vacations and we had to plan our annual holiday. Kids wanted to go to Singapore, I wanted to explore Andaman and Nicobar Islands and husband wanted to go to Kerala.

Finally, we went to Kerala as for all other places we got late in booking air tickets. The air ticket prices were quite high for booking at the last minute.

Recently I came to know about Skyscanner which helps you to book air tickets easily and beforehand without any hassles.

What is Skyscanner?                                           

  • Skyscanner is a leading global travel search company, providing free search of flights, hotels and car hire around the world
  • Founded in 2003, Skyscanner helps over 60 million people each month to find their travel options
  • Skyscanner is available in 30 languages
  • Skyscanner’s highly-rated free mobile app has been downloaded over 60 million times
  • Skyscanner employs over 800 staff and has 10 offices across the world: Barcelona, Beijing, Budapest, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Miami, Shenzhen, Singapore, and Sofia
  • It is part of the Ctrip Group Travel

Skyscanner analysed a lot of data and found out answers to many travel queries. A recent survey of Indian travellers revealed 72% do not know the answer to the question – WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK AIR TICKETS?

Skyscanner’s survey also found that 69% of travellers incorrectly estimate the best airfares. According to them, the best deals are snapped up by travellers by planning in advance.

Travellers who want to travel internationally to places like Bali in summer trip can save up to 51% on flight tickets by booking 25 weeks in advance.  Otherwise, they will be paying 27% more than the average fare if they leave booking to the last minute. Many of my friends travel to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok as these look like favourite destinations. You can grab flights for 33% less than the average fare when you book 24 weeks prior to departure.

After the above-mentioned destinations, Indians travel to Europe and USA too.

Skyscanner recommends booking 24 weeks in advance for travellers venturing there for their summer vacations for savings of 22% and 18%, respectively.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL?

Travellers face this question too. Skyscanner also reveals the most inexpensive months to travel to favourite locations. According to them, November is the cheapest month to travel to Bangkok when flights 10% cheaper than the average fare. While Bali can be best enjoyed in April as you can get 10% saving on the average fare.

Reshmi Roy, Senior Growth Manager, Skyscanner India said, “We hope Skyscanner’s data can provide travellers with clarity on how and when to get the best deal on flights and what to expect if booking is left to the last minute. After reviewing flight prices from the last two years, we can clearly see that it pays to plan. Booking at the right time can make a huge difference to one’s expenditure on their trip, up to 51% in some cases.”

For more information, please visit https://www.skyscanner.co.in/bttb/best-time-to-book-in