Kayak Reveals The Cheapest Month To Book Your Flight

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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You’d think the people over at Kayak would have less to worry about than saving money on airfare given their recent sale to Priceline for a cool $1.8 billion.

But lucky for us, they don’t, and with the vast amount of airfare data in their possession, along with the help of the high-octane team of statisticians employed by Priceline, and presumably a locked room full of monkeys typing on calculators, Kayak has determined the best months to fly, and where to go to find deals.

Here’s the kicker: In a first here at TheExpeditioner, to get all this information, you’re going to have to listen to the above radio clip with Jessica Casano-Antonellis of Kayak who was recently interviewed on NPR’s The Brian Lehrer Show.

For those of you confused when I throw out words like “radio” and “listen,” just think of this clip as an excerpt from a podcast from a wooden box often found in retirement homes and security guard stations.

For those of you looking for the gist of the interview, Casano-Antonellis has this to say:

  • Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Tokyo, Mumbai and Nashville all experienced more visitors 2012 but did not see a noticeable spike in airfare.
  • Domestically, September was the cheapest month to travel; average fares dropped to a low of $296.9 (August was the cheapest for the summer).
  • Internationally, February and March are the cheapest months to fly with average airfares at $945.38 and $950.00, respectively.

By Matt Stabile

TheExpeditioner

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