Finding that ultimate cheap ticket is the holy grail of trip planning. However, it’s not always an easy trick to master, with thousands of travelers often missing out on cheap tickets by simply booking at the wrong time.
But worry not – Skyscanner’s travel tech experts have come the rescue. After analyzing thousands of historical flight bookings from the UAE to the most popular cities, we’ve created the ultimate interactive best time to book tool to banish those ticket-purchasing worries. As well as showing the best time book a flight on average, it also lets you quickly see the cheapest month to travel to that favorite destination, as well as how much you can save if you book at the right time.
How to use the best time to book tool?
The best time to book your flight tickets can vary from destination to destination, as well as the airport you fly from. The Skyscanner tool allows you to select Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah as your departing airport for the most detailed best time to book and travel data. Once you’ve chosen your airport, simply select the arrival city and the tool will do the rest of the work for you. There’s the option to see how many weeks in advance you should be booking to bag that ultimate ticket or you can swap the filter below and see when the cheapest time to travel to your chosen destination is. Finding the holy grail of cheap flight tickets has never been easier!
Other top tips for bagging cheap flight tickets
Top tip: Not seeing your chosen city? Fear not, try our cheapest month feature or use the Explore section on our app to find the cheapest time to fly to your destination.
Top tip: If you’re still wondering when to buy your airline tickets, it’s best to keep an eye on the flight prices by creating a price alert on Skyscanner – available on both the website and Skyscanner app.
How did Skyscanner crunch the numbers?
We’ve crunched thousands of historical UAE traveler flight bookings data to find, on average, the best time to book your flight tickets and stand the best chance of bagging a bargain. This data is based on travelers exiting Skyscanner on a specific flight route, and takes into account their flight ticket price and how far in advance of travel they booked. The suggested average savings are based on the average ticket price for that route. However, it’s important to note that these are only recommendations – we advise travelers to sign up to a Skyscanner price alert to watch their chosen flight more closely. And then jump on the best ticket price that suits their needs!
*Published January 2018. All savings are averages and based on historical flight data for travelers from the UAE. Always check with the airline.