The new year is an exciting time, filled with new beginnings and possibilities. For me, 2014 is already filling up fast with vacations, bachelorette parties, weddings and more fun events I get to share with my closest friends! So with my crazy schedule, I thought I would try to prepare early. I went online to book a flight for November, thinking the earlier I buy the more money I will save! Little did I know that buying too far in advance is actually one of the worst times to purchase a ticket.

According to a study by CheapAir.com, who analyzed 560 million flight searches, found an optimal time to buy was on average 7 weeks in advance (for domestic flights). Others have suggested a sweet spot of between 3-7 weeks in advance. The WORST time was within 14 days of flying, or too far in advance, more than 5 months.

Here are 9 tips on how you can save money on your airline tickets: For the full article click here.

  • 1. Plan in advance and sign up for email alerts about low-fare deals
  • 2. Know the best time in advance to book tickets
  • 3. Know when airfare prices are typically the lowest.
  • 4. Use aggregator sites to search for fares
  • 5. Clear out your cache and cookies in between airline searches, especially on different days or weeks.
  • 6. For advanced airfare sleuths, consider piecing together flights by hand with cost-saving characteristics.
  • 7. Consider purchasing through consolidators, which buy bulk tickets in advance to select routes with certain carriers.
  • 8. After you purchase your ticket, don’t unsubscribe from those email alerts!

Check out these popular travel sites listed below when booking your next flight:

Safe travels everyone!

Jessica M.

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