Have you ever spent money on something you didn’t really need only to find it later caused you to fall short for something you really wanted? Of course you have and so have I. We all prioritize for endless reasons and one common shortfall is that we often don’t see what’s on the horizon. Whatever direction your horizon is facing I can all but guarantee that good fares for fall/autumn and Christmas travel will be surfacing in the near future. Put that mini disc player down, tuck your wallet back into your jeans and go home, you have saving to do.
Strangely everything from the end of summer through Christmas kind of falls into “off peak”. Off peak travel is my peak season. Unless I am being dragged to four weddings or a funeral I really can’t be bothered to pay double or more of the usual asking price on most fares. Half or less on the other hand I am quite alright with. Good news! August is a notorious month for deals in every cabin and many of them have already started. Without leaving my couch I just found flights from New York to Norway for less than $300 round trip, flights from Europe (exit at London) to Los Angeles for €220 round trip and business class from the US to Argentina for $1325 round trip. Solid. In my estimation this is only the tip of the iceberg. Airlines love full cabins around the holidays and there is no better way to make sure every plane is jam packed than to offer the best fares of the year. The early bird truly gets the fares when it comes to November and Christmas season. We’re living in a material world and air fares are social media girls. Fast.This post is fare (get it?) warning that the best deals are beginning to simmer, they will come out hot and they won’t last long. I’ve said it once and i’ll say it again; contrary to all logic thinking is the worst thing you can do in these cases. If an irresistible deal comes up that is bookable on an airline website just book it. In almost every case you have 24 hours to cancel risk free if you change your mind. Lock it in and the spend the next 23 hours figuring out the details. The best deals will certainly not be there 24 hous later.
Plug in every day, I’ll do my best to keep you on top of things. If you’d like to try to find deals before I do be sure to monitor Secret Flying, The Flight Deal, The ITA Matrix and the FlyerTalk Premium Fare discussion. You’ll literally be among the first in the world to know when the best is hot off the presses. Deals like these make travel accessible for everyone, don’t miss out.
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