Planning Your Summer Vacation, When Should You Book?

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Now that spring break is over we start thinking about the next vacation, most people don’t start booking their summer hols until after Memorial Day, at the end of May, but earlier booking can mean more options and greater savings.

I know this advice is a little late for this year, but November is a great time to buy flights for the following year. During black Friday/cyber Monday when most people were looking for deals on electronics and other giftware airlines were also offering some amazing deals on travel for the new year. I nabbed two tickets from Los Angeles to London over spring break for a lot less than the usual price for one!

It meant some fast decision making and several hours booking and rebooking as tickets went fast and I had to work around school vacation, but to save more than a THOUSAND dollars it was well worth it.

We booked with Air New Zealand, this was my first flight with them and I was impressed. A couple of other airlines that are worth looking into for good prices on flights to Europe are Iceland air WOW and Norwegian air.

If you didn’t already book now is a great time to start planning as flight prices are usually at their best around 100 days in advance.

For the best rates try to fly midweek, if you must fly on the weekend Saturday is usually better priced than Friday and Sunday flights.


What are your top tips for booking flights?


About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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3 Responses to Planning Your Summer Vacation, When Should You Book?

  1. Good to know for Black Friday / Cyber Monday this year! I’ve flown Air NZ to Australia and was similarly impressed.

  2. sunnysleevez says:

    i love the adjustable headrest and footrest and being able to order drinks and snacks from the touchscreen too

  3. Thanks for a good tip

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