If you’re planning to book a flight with Ryanair, Vueling or EasyJet, think twice!

And I don’t mean you should avoid those airlines, on the contrary! If you’re considering flying cheap, you’re goddamn right. But when’s the best time to book flights with low-cost airlines? A number of factors make the prices fluctuate a lot, more than is the case with conventional airlines.

Use Airhint to find out when’s the best time. Just give in the date and destination on their website and it tells you if now’s a good time to buy, or if maybe you should wait a few days. It also says how confident the website is in its prediction.

In the example below, I did a quick search for a flight from Budapest to Brussels Charleroi on June 24. As you can see there’s a good chance the price will drop somewhere between now and June, as the price they are offering now is the maximum price.

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This helpful tool lets you check the outbound flight and return flight separately. In fact, for the return flight of your trip, today might be the best time to book, while for the outbound flight, it’s advised to wait. There’s no problem in booking flights separately since low-cost airlines don’t charge extra for one-way tickets.

Airhint helps you be the ultimate cheapskate! Happy traveling!

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