When is the best time to book a flight?

Posted at: 01/18/2013 6:47 AM
Updated at: 01/18/2013 6:51 AM
By: Associated Press

If you've ever wondered how many days in advance to book a flight in order to snag the best deal, airfare experts at Cheapair.com say its 49 days if you're flying domestic and 81 days if you're flying international.
To arrive at that answer, Cheapair.com analyzed more than 560-million fare searches conducted over 365 days last year and compared prices from 210 days out to the day before takeoff.
They found on average, fares started out relatively high, decreased steadily over the next 23 weeks before bottoming out and skyrocketing in the days just before the departure date.