We know, we know – summer doesn’t officially start until Monday, June 20 – but now is actually a great time to be thinking ahead about your summer travel plans.
In fact, one to four months out is the “prime booking window” according to a study of 1.5 billion airfares from CheapAir.com.
Once you’ve decided on travel plans and you’re ready to make a purchase, there are a number of tools you can use to make sure you’re getting the best deal. Google Flights is a great (and easy!) way to look at a calendar for how different dates will affect the cost of your travel. There’s an app for it, too. This list from Refinery29 shares the best apps for finding a cheap flight.