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What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

Looking at lastminute.com.au travel demand in 2021, Wednesdays and Sundays are often the best days to book flights, when prices are generally at their cheapest. You may be tempted to wait to finalise your booking on Saturdays, but our data tells us ticket prices are actually highest on Saturdays. Something to consider when planning your next holiday!

What is the cheapest month to fly?

Here’s the lowdown on the lowest airfares: May is the cheapest month to fly. When looking at 2021 flight demand on lastminute.com.au, flights departing in May generally have the lowest ticket prices. As for the most expensive month to fly, our demand data found that on average, airfares are highest in December.

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Itching to book your dream trip? We totally get it. You can start looking at flights on lastminute.com.au as early as 12 months in advance, but just keep in mind some airlines may not release all their available fares that early. But good news for last minute travellers, with 2021 lastminute.com.au data proving spontaneous travellers can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing just 1 week prior to travel.

*According to flight demand on lastminute.com.au from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.