Good news passengers! Globally we’ll be seeing lower prices for airfare this year, according to a report published by Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) last month. Within North America, domestic fares will see a decrease as compared with 2014, and passengers in the Asia Pacific region have reason to celebrate too: outbound fares to cities like Los Angeles, Honolulu, Bangkok and Hong Kong are expected to either drop or remain flat in 2015. Travel within Europe will be more affordable than last year too.
Finding the best deal on airfare can be complicated, and there are lots of variables to consider when booking your flights. Read on for a few of the report’s key findings, and get ready to save more on your travel this year!
|Passengers from North America will find the lowest average ticket prices on domestic travel 57 days ahead of takeoff.||
If you're heading out of the country, you'll need to enter your credit card details 171 days in advance to secure the lowest average rates.
|It’s not a myth: Tuesday is still the best day of the week to book (for reservations made three weeks out). For last minute flights, chances are you’ll find the best deals on Sunday.||Bundle up! By purchasing travel packages that included hotel nights, or car rentals, on average, travelers saved more than $1,000 vacationing in the Riviera Maya.
|US-based bargain hunters should look to destinations like New York and Atlanta where travelers found the highest average savings on flights booked at least three weeks out.||Some of the best deals to the Aloha state can be found one to three weeks ahead of departure. Procrastinators rejoice!||
Hurray for more affordable ticket prices for trips within the 50 States. Dallas in particular will see the greatest average decrease, with 2015 fares down more than 11% compared with 2014.
|Airfares within Europe are decreasing steadily in
2015—you'll spend nearly 13% less on a flight to Rome this year. Andiamo!