As you guys know the wedding is only a few months away and I have been hard at work planning to make sure my wedding is perfect. Oh, let’s not forget the honeymoon! I have collaborated with Travelstart to help with finding the Best Time To Buy An Airline Ticket and other travel insider tips they can share with us.
Booking for your holidays and flights are now easier then ever! But, what is the best time to buy your flight ticket? To make sure you get them at the most affordable price. Whether you looking for cheap flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg or curious about the Types Of Visas that’s needed for your international trips.
Mauritius has always been my top international honeymoon destination and always wondered what the best time to visit Mauritius is.
Keep in mind weather and seasons. Mauritius is lucky enough to experience a wonderful climate all year, with warm, indulgent summers and mild winters. Summer falls between the months of December and February, and during this time you can experience temperatures of up to 30 °C. As Mauritius has a tropical climate.
How much are flights to Mauritius?
Peak season: Summer (December and January)
Peak season in Mauritius can cost you a pretty penny, with flights up to 50% more than during the low/off-peak season.
Shoulder season (February to April and October to November)
Get the best of it all and still save on flights – booking flights during the shoulder season can easily save you up to 40% than during peak season.
Low season (May to September)
Flights to Mauritius during the low season can work out a lot cheaper, and you could easily save more than 60% on flights.
Here are the Cheapest times to book your flights for Domestic and International flights;
Cheapest time to book for Domestic Flights
The cheapest day to book your domestic flight is typically a Tuesday, with Wednesday coming in a close second. If you’re travelling for leisure, rather wait to book your flight in the afternoon. Prices tend to be cheaper than in the morning when many business travellers are booking flights on their company account.
February and August tend to be the cheapest months to fly, just outside of local peak seasons.
Cheapest time to book for International Flights
Wednesday morning is generally the best time to buy airline tickets. Most discounted fares can be found between Sunday and Monday night, with many people taking advantage of these sales on Tuesday. However, you are very likely to find even further discounts right after midnight, making Wednesday 01:00 AM the golden hour to pounce on those tickets. Fastest fingers first!
Depending on your destination, the cheapest months to fly out of South Africa are May, October and November.
Travel Start has also given us some extra tips to help us plan the perfect holiday at the most cost effective prices.
Don’t book too far in advance
Booking three to six months in advance can save you around 14%, but remember, that if the price drops later or the airline has a sudden flash sale, you won’t be able to take advantage of the lower fares.
Pick alternative days to fly
everyone typically flies a week before and after major holidays, why not beat the crowds and fly on these holidays instead? If you’re flying back from the USA, flying on Thanksgiving Day will land you the cheapest ticket, while flights on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve get you the cheapest.
Keep tabs on the oil price
Keep tabs on the Rand to oil price exchange when booking your airline ticket. If the Rand has taken a dip, you might want to delay your purchase. Conversely, if the Rand price of oil is looking up, you may want to take advantage and secure your ticket immediately.
Travelstart also has some great Rand Friendly Destinations to help you choose the perfect destination.