I'm planning a trip from Europe to USA, that will happen next summer.

I was looking lately into purchasing plane tickets, but a lot of carriers do not offer late July/early August 2015 tickets yet.

So, I can buy some ticket on kayak.com, but I feel that if I'll wait a bit, I might get a better deal. My question is generally - when is the best moment to purchase tickets - one that gives best prices, but also doesn't limit available flights too much, so I have options to choose from.

  • Related: travel.stackexchange.com/q/11322/444 – Flimzy Aug 20 '14 at 11:33
  • I was more looking in terms of "how many days/weeks/months earlier to buy". I know I have to fly on saturdays both ways (due to work schedule, and duration of flight), so I can't realistically change that. – ohzeadae Aug 20 '14 at 11:36
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    This question isn't a duplicate, but I think the answer would apply fully to your question: travel.stackexchange.com/q/2952/444 – Flimzy Aug 20 '14 at 11:36

According to cheapair.com, it's 54 days in advance. At least in 2013 it was. Quoting the article,

[They] monitored 4,191,533 trips. For each trip – that is, a flight from city A to city B on a specific date with a specific trip length– we looked at prospective fares over about a 10½ month booking window, ranging from 320 days in advance, to 1 day in advance, including every possible booking date in between. It adds up to a database of 1.3 billion air fares — and a serious headache for those who were tasked with making sense of it!

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