Best Time to Book Flight Tickets for Indians


New Delhi, 10th July 2017: Leading global travel search engine, Skyscanner has analysed two years’ worth of travel search data from over 60 million monthly users to answer the one questions that always puzzles travellers: when is the best time to book flights?

A recent survey of Indian travellers revealed 72% do not know when is the best time to book flights. Skyscanner’s survey further unveiled 69% of travellers incorrectly estimate the best air fares can be found less than 12 weeks before departure, when in fact the best deals are snapped up by travellers who plan in advance. Traveller’s eyeing up Bali for their summer trip can save up to 51% on flight tickets by booking 25 weeks in advance or risk paying 27% more than the average fare when they leave booking to the last minute.

The same trend appears for air fares to Indian traveller’s favourite summer destinations, traveller’s looking to vacation in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok can grab flights for 35% and 33% less than the average fare, respectively, when booking 24 weeks prior to departure.

Skyscanner recommends booking 24 weeks in advance for travellers venturing to Europe or the USA for their summer vacations for savings of 22% and 18%, respectively.

Skyscanner also reveals the most inexpensive months to travel to visit some of Indian travellers’ favourite locations. November is the cheapest month to travel to Bangkok when flights 10% cheaper than the average fare, while visa-friendly Bali can be best enjoyed in April with a 10% saving on the average fare.

best_Time_To_Book_Flight_TicketsCommenting on the findings, Reshmi Roy, Senior Growth Manager, Skyscanner India said, “We hope Skyscanner’s data can provide travellers with clarity on how and when to get the best deal on flights and what to expect if booking is left to the last minute. After reviewing flight prices from the last two years, we can clearly see that it pays to plan. Booking at the right time can make a huge difference to one’s expenditure on their trip, up to 51% in some cases.”

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Memorable Trip to Leh Ladakh – A memoir


As humans – in the course of evolution, we have stepped out of our habitat to explore on a numerous front and thus we learnt with time that we are great innovators, we can create things from nature’s resources provided to us.

Traveling sounds absolutely fascinating, doesn’t it!?! Personally, I love traveling.I like to discover and understand various cultures, learn more about their lifestyle and off course different cuisines are very alluring to a FOODIE like me ! There’s lots of traveling left to do in this world we are living in. Though I have not got the opportunity to travel across the globe, but my endeavor to do so very soon!!

I shall share one of my truly memorable travel experiences. This was in the month of October 2015, I travelled with three of my along with 3 of my friends. We decided to go adventurous!!! We decided to explore Leh Ladakh ! YES…!!!

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We were flying from Mumbai to Chandigarh and back off course, we had our flight booked with Jet Airways as this portal always has some offer or campaign going on and we got to grab onto one great deal, apart from having a good and friendly experience.

WE decided to hit the road from Chandigarh via Manali to Leh because it’s the best part of the journey. The rough and adventurous ride to Leh was one of the major reasons to travel, apart from the soothing and refreshing time we could get in LEH.

The major highlights of the trip were:

1) Riding at the famous magnetic hill (from Kargil to Leh)

2) Riding with thrill on the world’s second highest road at Khardung La, at an altitude of more than 18,000 feet, it’s especially popular amongst bikers.

3) Tourist spots we visited during the trip were –

  • The 400-year-old Jama Masjid
  • The ancient Leh Palace, from the balconies of the palace you can see entire town of Leh.
  • Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white domed Stupa (is a mound-like or hemispherical structure containing relics (śarīra – typically the remains of Buddhist monks or nuns), which looks glorious and make you feel you are someplace outside this world – just sharing my personal view.
  • We also went for river rafting, kayaking, trekking, and hiking.
  • We did some shopping as well, though the prices were really steep; there certainly were some exquisite artifacts, woolen shawls and jackets, carpets, and silver jewelry with different gemstones to offer.
  • We had the local cuisine as well, even though there are numerous restaurants with multi cuisine, the locality had a different and interesting taste to offer.

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Leh is truly a naturally gifted wonder, which doesn’t have a mark on its beauty, fresh clean air, splendid mountains, beautiful sites and much more to be re-discovered, I shall have you to find out more about LEH yourself on your expedition.

Overall I had a wonderful experience along with amazing memories that will be with me to cherish for years and years to come.