Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight booked on Wotif.co.nz in 2020, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price. Wotif data also shows Tuesday and Saturday generally have the highest average ticket prices according to our demand data.
Guess what? Boring ol’ Monday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif.co.nz in 2020, we found that flights purchased on Mondays had the lowest airfares on average. Thursday, 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.
When comparing 2020 flight demand on Wotif.co.nz, November is one of the cheapest months to fly, when ticket prices are generally at their lowest. October is a close second for the cheapest time to fly. The month of April is often the most expensive time to travel, with higher than average ticket prices, so plan ahead and book early for your travel plans.
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 2020 travel trends, some of the cheapest fares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months prior to travel.
Mixing and matching your airlines and fare types is a great way to try and save on airfares. According to Wotif 2020 data, travellers who booked flights on Wotif.co.nz in 2020 saved up to 50% when their return flights had two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Wotif.co.nz from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made