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Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

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Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

Hi,

I wonder if there is a website existing to tell you when is the best time to buy a flight ticket in term of price. In my example I would like to know when is the best price to buy a Stockholm -> Marseille flight on the 21th of December 2018.

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1. Re: Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

Many people would like to know what that cheap fairy tale website is. If you find it, report back, please,

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2. Re: Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

If anyone knew when it would be cheapest, that's when everyone would purchase.

As you want to travel right before Christmas, fare will probably be expensive.

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3. Re: Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

I currently use the app Hopper that is quite nice but I wonder if there is other websites or app offering this service

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4. Re: Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

Each airline makes its own plans about when to vary airfares, and takes great care to ensure that nobody else knows.

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5. Re: Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

As a rule of thumbs, buying the plane ticket at least 9 or 10 months prior to the trip is the way to get what you want, on the day you want it, at a good price.

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6. Re: Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

How long is a piece of string? No way to predict when the best prices will be available. Anyone that could do that would have made a fortune by now ;) Let's face it, if people actually knew then everyone would wait for the 'magic' time.

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7. Re: Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

>>>Let's face it, if people actually knew then everyone would wait for the 'magic' time. <<<

Yep - and the airlines could be assured no one would ever buy tickets untill that "magic" date, and would therefore know exactly what date to ramp up the prices through the roof.

I would.

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8. Re: Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

Google flights will show you the historical pricing data over a particular time period. You can make some guesses from that. But no guarantees.

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9. Re: Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

no

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10. Re: Website to know when a flight ticket will be the cheapest?

The noted journey on the noted date is a 5 hour flight @ $110. Buy the ticket.

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