The study also found that flight price varied widely depending on the day of the week. The most expensive day of to fly is Saturday costing up to 11.5 per cent more than flying on Tuesday, the cheapest day to fly.
Another factor was the time of day. The cheapest fares were found to be between 6pm and 12am whereas daytime flights between 10am and 3pm were six per cent more expensive.
Lasse Skole Hansen from Momondo says these findings were good guidelines for making future bookings.
We would always advise travellers to stick to these golden travel rules, to secure the cheapest fares. And in general, it pays to book flights two months in advance.
“We found these trends consistent across the board, so bargain hunters should consider flying in the evening and on Tuesdays if possible, to save the most money on their trip.”
Originally published as The magic rule of flying unveiled