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How to book cheap flights

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight booked on in 2019, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price. Wotif data also shows Tuesday and Thursday generally have the highest average ticket prices according to our demand data.

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Guess what? Boring ol’ Monday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on in 2019, we found that flights purchased on Mondays had the lowest airfares on average. Saturday, on the other hand, can be the most expensive day of the week to buy your airfare, with generally a higher than average ticket value.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

When comparing 2019 flight demand on, August is one of the cheapest months to fly, when ticket prices are generally at their lowest. February is a close second for the cheapest time to fly. And—no surprises here—the December holiday period is often the most expensive time to travel, with higher than average ticket prices, so plan ahead and book early for your holiday travel plans.

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Are you a super organised traveller? Even though not all airlines release their fares a year in advance, you can start researching your flights 12 months in advance for many carriers. It’s good to book your international flights to popular destinations early, particularly in peak holiday periods. According to Wotif’s 2019 travel trends, last minute planners can also bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2-4 weeks prior to travel.

How can I save money on flights?

Mixing and matching your airlines and fare types is a great way to try and save on airfares. According to Wotif 2019 data, travellers who booked flights on in 2019 saved up to 35% when their return flights had two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made

Wotif Flights

If you're looking to book cheap domestic flights in New Zealand or compare direct and multi-stop international flights around the world, one-way or return, our flight comparison and booking tools will help you find the cheapest tickets to suit any preference.

Domestic Flights New Zealand

Need to fly from Auckland to Wellington? How about Christchurch to Queenstown? We can get you just about anywhere in New Zealand! If there's an airline flying that route you can be confident you'll find the best cheap domestic flights on sale right here at!

Flights to Australia

Despite our long standing sporting and cultural rivalry, Australia remains an extremely popular holiday destination for Kiwi travellers. So if you're planning a trip across the Tasman, look no further than our great range of Australia flights.

International Flights

In the not-so-distant past, the only option for international travel from New Zealand was sea based and it could take weeks or months to reach your destination. Lucky for us, these days there is an abundance of flight routes serviced by major airlines, every hour of every day, ready to whisk you off to faraway lands. If you want to go on an overseas holiday or business trip, we take the hassle out of the booking process. See below a range of our most popular international flights:


Had a great experience with an airline and want to fly with them again? makes it easy to compare airfares from a range of leading domestic and international airlines in order to help you find the best and cheapest flights to suit your budget. Choose from over 400 airlines from around the world, including Jetstar, QANTAS, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Air New Zealand and many more.

Flight Class Types

Everybody has different needs when it comes to booking flight tickets, not least among them is the class of seat you'd like to book.

So what are the different flight class types?

Economy / Coach class tickets are, as the name suggests, among the cheapest airfares available. You'll find economy fares are often the best value for money with fewer bells and whistles, suitable for the budget flyer.
Premium Economy is a travel class between standard economy and business class, offering additional legroom and other amenities.
Business Class - intended for the business traveller, you can expect to pay a bit extra for the additional comforts of business class seats such as superior leg room, dining options and entertainment.
First Class - for the luxury traveller wishing to fly in supreme comfort and style, first class airfares represent the ultimate flying experience. As one might expect, the price of first class tickets is a big step up from economy.

How do I select my preferred flight class?

Simply click "Advanced Options" on the flight search wizard and you will select your choice from the Class drop-down menu. You will also have the option to refine your search results later on, to make comparisons even easier.

Multi-Stop Flights

It's often preferable to take a direct flight to your destination but sometimes it not only makes sense to stop at multiple cities, it can also be a pleasurable experience. How else could you go round the world? Whatever the reason, we make it easy to book multi-city flights in a single transaction - simply select the "Multiple destinations" tab on the flights search wizard and you can enter several flight routes at a time. Just try to give yourself a bit of time in between flights to explore beyond the airport!

*Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.