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Skyscanner Australia reveals the best time to book your Christmas flights for 2017

September 6, 2017 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Skyscanner Australia has conducted an analysis of historic fares for travel from Australia during the holiday period to help you find the best time to book for Christmas 2017. findings reveal the best weeks for Aussies to bag some amazing deals where travellers could save up to 34% on flights to 12 top destinations around the world this Christmas*.

Best Time To Book For Christmas Are you in a position to book this week? Skyscanner data found that travellers who booked this time last year saved up to 11% on return flights from Sydney to Bali, and up to 20% on return flights from Perth to Shanghai, for travel during the Christmas week.

Sydney travellers who booked 15 weeks ahead of Christmas enjoyed a relaxing island vacation in Fiji with return flights 18% cheaper. Travellers from Melbourne also managed to grab flights to Honolulu 21% cheaper.

Looking for an Asian adventure, Sydneysiders who booked flights 12 weeks in advance to Bangkok or Hong Kong found fares to be 15% cheaper, and travellers from Brisbane found flights to Singapore at 28% lower – leaving more cash to splash!

The Grinch-worthy Weeks For Sydneysiders, flights to Bali were 37% higher for those who booked 11 weeks out from Christmas in 2016. Flights to Kuala Lumpur were also 60% more when booking 5 weeks out. Those who booked flights to Fiji 9 weeks out shelled out 236% more on flights for their Christmas vacay.

For Melbourne based Aussies looking to take the family to Disneyland, flights to Los Angeles 9 weeks were found to be the most expensive with fares 120% higher than the median.

Traveller’s Guide To Festive Flights Travellers can use the chart to spot the weeks which had the best savings and which weeks had the highest price surge.

While we strongly recommend Aussies to book flights as early as possible, those who are unsure of where to go and when to book can set up Price Alerts for the routes they are keen on to be notified of when fares rise and fall. Click on the Santa Claus emoji 🎅 within the infographic to set up a price alert for that destination.

If you are planning a trip away this year or into 2018, keen travellers can use Skyscanner’s Best Time to Book tool, which provides information on the best months to book flights.

*Skyscanner Australia studied pricing data for flights booked from Australia to a variety of international and domestic destinations, departing between 23-25 December 2016 and returning between 28 December 2016 and 1 January 2017. The percentage savings and increases indicated are calculated against the median price paid by travellers for return flights for the listed routes. The analysis should be used as an indication on when Aussies may get the cheapest flights for a Christmas holiday this year.

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