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The Best Times to Book Holiday Flights Anywhere in the World

Looking for cheap airfare over the Christmas holidays? Our industry insiders reveal the best time to book a winter holiday flight anywhere in the world.

Although you can occasionally snag a great deal by booking a flight at the very last minute, that’s rarely the case if you’re planning to fly over the Christmas holidays. In fact, according to the folks at Cheapflights, that last week of December (book-ended by Christmas and New Year’s) is one of the most expensive times of the year to fly. To help you get the cheapest flights (on average) possible, we asked Cheapflights to reveal the best times to book holiday flights anywhere in the world. (Bad news if you’re hoping to fly to Toronto and Vancouver for Christmas… The window for the best ticket prices has already closed!)

If you’re booking a holiday flight to Toronto or Vancouver, book the week of July 2 (25 weeks before the holidays).

If you’re booking a holiday flight to Manila, Philippines, book the week of July 16 (23 weeks before the holidays).

If you’re booking a holiday flight to New York City, book the week of July 30 (21 weeks before the holidays).

If you’re booking a holiday flight to Cancun, Mexico, book the week of July 30 (21 weeks before the holidays).

If you’re booking a holiday flight to London, England, book the week of August 13 (19 weeks before the holidays).

If you’re booking a holiday flight to Delhi, India, book the week of September 10 (15 weeks before the holidays).

If you’re booking a holiday flight to Paris, France, book the week of September 10 (15 weeks before the holidays).

If you’re booking a holiday flight to Mumbai, India, book the week of September 10 (15 weeks before the holidays).

If you’re booking a holiday flight to Bangkok, Thailand, book the week of September 17 (14 weeks before the holidays).