These are the prime booking windows for international flights to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and more.
Book your next international flight before prices really take off.
While buying a domestic airline ticket 70 days in advance snags the best deals on average — sometimes to the tune of $200 less — the best window to jet-set across the globe for less varies widely by region. So CheapAir.com crunched more than 917 million airfares covering more 1 million international trips to 3,000 international markets over the last year to determine when exactly U.S. travelers can save the most money flying to each spot.
The 2018 International Airfare Study released Thursday defines the “prime booking window” as the range of days during which you’re most likely to see the lowest fares; the sweet spot when it’s not too early to get a good deal, but also not too late to grab a bargain — not to mention a seat. You can jet to Mexico and Central America for as low as $489 on average if you book about 70 days from your travel date, for example, but the best time to buy your tickets to the neighboring Caribbean is about 207 days out from your travel date, for $545 on average.