This is how to find cheap flights

We know that one of the most stressful things about planning a holiday is wondering how to get cheap flights. When is the best time to book and when should you fly?

We’ve analysed more than 100 million fares on thousands of routes* to bring you the most up-to-date and accurate figures, enabling you to make a highly informed decision on when to book flight tickets.

If you’re wondering how to get cheap flights from somewhere in Europe to the rest of the world (and Europe!), look no further. No matter if you’re booking flights for business or leisure, our Annual Flight Study is your gateway to finding out how to book cheap flights.

Let’s break it down!

Europe to Europe

Flying within Europe? The best time to book is 60 days in advance, which could save you up to 30%. The best time to fly is in the evening (savings up to 8%), and the best day of the week to fly is on Tuesday, saving you up to 12%.

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Europe to North America

If you’re looking for the best time to book long-haul flights to North America from Europe, then booking 60 days before you plan to fly can save you up to 26%. Fly in the evening and you could potentially save 11%. The best day of the week to fly is on Tuesday, saving you up to 10%.

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Europe to South America

The best time to book your international airline tickets from Europe to South America is 60 days in advance. You could  save up to 25%! The best time to fly is noon (up to 6% savings), and the cheapest day to fly is on Tuesday (save up to 7%).

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Europe to Africa

The best time to book your flight to Africa from Europe is 60 days before you plan to fly. This way you could potentially save up to 29%! Make sure you fly in the evening to save up to 11%. And if you can, fly on a Tuesday for the cheapest flights (up to 9% savings).

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Europe to Asia

Heading to Asia from Europe? Book 60 days in advance to save up to 24%. The best time to fly is in the morning (save up to 8%), and the best day of the week to fly is Tuesday (save up to 8%)!

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Europe to Oceania

The best time to book international flights from Europe to Oceania is 59 days before your trip. This could save you up to 21%. If you fly in the morning you could save up to 6%, and if you fly on a Tuesday, you could save up to 7%.

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Now that you’re all clued up on the latest data and insights, search for your next flight and be sure to set a Fare Alert to keep track of those prices!

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*Based on an analysis of  more than 100 million fares from searches done on 1704 routes across all momondo domains between 06/08/16 – 07/08/17. Data collection took place on 08/08/17