momondo’s Annual Flight Study: Best Christmas Travel Deals Start Now

Americans can save up to 28% by booking holiday flights in early
November; London most popular international destination

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Travel search engine site momondo
today announced the results of its Annual Flight Study, which shows that
Americans can save an average of 28% by booking Christmas and New Year
air travel in early November.

momondo analyzed 13.2 billion flight prices across their 100 most
popular routes and found that the cheapest flights are booked 56 days
before departure. According to Lasse Skole Hansen, momondo’s
spokesperson, factors such as day of departure and time of day also
influence flight prices.

Hansen notes: “Besides the best time to book, in our Annual Flight Study
we have also found that prices can vary hugely depending on the day and
time of the departure, with the cheapest fares typically found on
Tuesdays and the most expensive on Saturdays. The average flight cost
difference between these two days of the week is 11%.”

momondo’s full list of tips for booking worldwide flights include:

  • Book your flight 56 days in advance to get the cheapest tickets – and
    you can achieve average savings of 28%
  • Tickets are generally most expensive on the day of departure
  • Evening departures between the hours of 6pm and 12am typically offer
    the cheapest fares
  • It is usually more expensive to fly in the morning and midday, before
  • Tuesday is generally the cheapest day to fly
  • Saturday is routinely the most expensive day of the week to fly

The 10 most popular routes for Americans, including the best
time to book, are as follows:

  1. New York to London, United Kingdom: 60 days before departure
  2. Los Angeles to Tokyo, Japan: 60 days before departure
  3. Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia: 44 days before departure
  4. New York to Paris, France: 54 days before departure
  5. Los Angeles to Bangkok, Thailand: 44 days before departure
  6. New York to Mumbai, India: 60 days before departure
  7. New York to Milan, Italy: 52 days before departure
  8. New York to Tel Aviv, Israel: 52 days before departure
  9. Los Angeles to Manila, Philippines: 44 days before departure
  10. New York to New Delhi, India: 60 days before departure

Travellers can explore the six factors that affect fares with momondo’s
unique free money saving tool Flight Insight, which is available on more
than 11,000 routes worldwide. Travellers can find the tool Flight
Insight at the top of search results on when making a flight

* This list is based on searches from January 1, 2016 through October
25, 2016.

To see the study online please visit:

About momondo:
is a free, independent and global travel search site that compares
billions of prices on flights, hotels and travel deals. momondo has won
several awards and is recommended by leading international media
organizations such as CNN, The New York Times and The Daily Telegraph.
momondo is headquartered in Copenhagen and serves travelers across 35
international markets. momondo’s mobile applications are available for
free for iPhone
and Android.


Brenda Patterson, 440.623.9581