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CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 29: A new American Airlines 737-800 aircraft featuring a new paint job with the company’s new logo sits at a gate at O'Hare Airport on January 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. This year, American plans to take delivery of nearly 60 new aircraft featuring the logo and paint. American currently has a fleet of nearly 900 aircraft that fly more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A lot of people have probably started making vacation plans for the rest of the year, but how do you know when it’s the right time to pull the trigger and book to get the best deal? Well, CheapAir is here to help.

According to a new report:

  • On average,76 days prior to departure is the best day to purchase a domestic airline ticket.
  • That’s actually 12 days earlier than last year.
  • And knowing the right day is key because fares changed 53 times after hitting the market.
  • According to CheapAir, the 2022 Prime Booking Window when it comes to price is four months to three weeks prior to departure.
  • Other tips for booking cheap flights include:
  • Wednesday is the cheapest day of the week to fly, an average of $57 less than the most expensive day, Sunday.
  • January and February is the least expensive month to fly domestically, about $100 less than flying around Christmas.
  • For summer, August is the least expensive month to fly, and offers cheaper fares, with fewer crowds.