“Our data shows us that Aussies are a little bit too spontaneous for their own good, tending to book their flights slightly too late and missing out on some serious savings,” KAYAK’s regional director for Asia-Pacific Robin Chiang told news.com.au
“Each destination has different optimum lead times so we’ve created a ‘Best Time to Book’ travel guide for Aussie travellers.
“The guide reveals the cheapest months to visit the popular and trending destinations, how far in advance to book and most importantly, whether you are getting a good deal.”
The new findings show London-bound travellers are booking about 71 days out from their flight but should be looking at four months in advance, to potentially save up to $521. Domestically, Aussies typically secure a trip to Melbourne 15 days out but would save around $81 if they booked a month in advance.