Many people have started planning trips during the Christmas and New Year holidays which are fast approaching. However, many of these people are confused about whether to book flight tickets now or wait till the holidays are nearer. Google Flights, which is among the latest features of Google, offers a way out for such people.
The team of Google Flights checked the airfares over the last five years and came up with some valuable findings, which would help travellers decide on the ideal time to book flight tickets at the lowest rates.
According to Google, the most suitable time to book flight tickets is the middle of the week. Fares would be high on weekends and peaking on Sundays. However, tickets would be cheaper by 12-20 percent during Monday- Wednesday.
Google also advises flyers to book layoff flights as they would be cheaper by 20 per cent compared to non-stop services.
Apart from suggesting the most suitable time to book tickets at the lowest rate, Google Flights has yet another feature. If a traveller books a ticket based on the advice on Google Flights and the fare falls further later, the company will refund the loss caused to the traveller through Google Pay. This facility has been implemented on a trial basis in the US.
The latest prediction of Google says that the next biggest demand for flight tickets would be witnessed during the Christmas holidays and the first week of October is the ideal time to book tickets for journeys at that time.
The lowest fares would be available 71 days before the take-off, informs Google.