Timeline for Booking Your Local Flight

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Booking flights can often be a very stressful experience. Between the online pop  up ads, the blackout dates, and the discrepancies in prices can amount to a mass confusion in the booking process. When booking local flights, there can be similar experiences if you are not prepared. However, this post is aimed to help you find the least expensive and most accurate flight to best suit your needs.

The booking process

To start, you need to know the best time to book a flight to get the lowest cost. This happens to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays about six weeks before your flight. Within this timeframe, as the date gets closer to your flight from your local airport, the price will most likely go up. If you try to book your flight before the six week time frame, you will probably not save money.

Connecting flights

When flying to a far away destination, your best bet when departing from a local airport is to fly into a major airport hub. These often have the lowest costs for flights to your final destination. When looking at large hubs, it is important to see what airlines fly into those hubs. Sometimes low-fare airlines will fly into a certain hub, but it will be farther away or potentially out of the way from the path from your local airport to your final destination. This can potentially raise the price of your flights, resulting in less money saved. Consequently, it is in your best interest to pick a major airport hub that is closest to where you live.