If you're travelling over Christmas you're best to start looking now. That's right, according to Hopper, an app that analyzes plane ticket prices and alerts travellers when they should buy, airfare for Christmas travel begins to rise by £3-4 a day throughout November. So, if you're heading thinking of going away for the holidays, you might want to think about booking ASAP.
In addition to revealing that October is the best month for finding cheap plane tickets ahead of Christmas, Hopper's Holiday Travel Index reports that prices will continue to spike even more every day once we make it to December. "Prices spike by £3-6 per day in the final two weeks," Hopper reports. If you do like to plan ahead and you've got the money to spend, booking by Halloween is your best bet for finding cheap flights.
You can also try switching up your travel days. According to Hopper, travellers can save the most money by departing for their destination on Tuesday, December 18 and returning home on January 4. If returning that late doesn't work for your schedule, the next cheapest day is December 27. We recommend using Google Flights and Skyscanner, looking at a whole month view to get the best options.
If you're planning around your entire extended family's calendars, you might not have much say on the days you fly, but if you're taking a solo trip, Hopper recommends trying out this money-saving tactic. If you're looking for cheap last minute deals we also recommend signing up to Jack's Flight Club newsletters which give you short lived flight deals. Best of luck finding your flights.