April 23, 2018 2:38 pm
Tags: travel news
Categorised in: Travel News
Memorial Day is still weeks away. But it’s time to start thinking about booking your summer vacation travel, if you haven’t already.
Based on historical flight data, the week of April 23 — that is, now — could be one of the best weeks to book domestic flights for June, July or August, according to a new report from fare-tracking site Hipmunk.com. (Click on graphic to enlarge.)
Travelers could save 12 percent compared to peak summer booking prices, they estimate, and even more for big holidays. Travel over Memorial Day could be up to 16 percent less expensive compared to fares booked later, and travel over the Fourth of July, up to 14 percent cheaper.
“The week of April 23 is about six weeks prior to the start of summer, which is traditionally right around the optimum time to book domestic flights” said spokeswoman Kelly Soderlund. “So it makes sense that we’d see the average booking price for summer travel start to climb after that time.”