Unarguably the most popular man-made oasis in the world, Las Vegas attracts millions of visitors every year, making it one of the biggest entertainment destinations in the world. Lavishness and opulence take a whole new meaning after you have visited Vegas and people visit this place to go absolute bonkers, finding a release from the rigmarole of life. The easiest way to get to Vegas, is to fly. Everything about this holiday destination is expensive, which includes flight tickets. Since prices of flight tickets keep fluctuating according to demand and supply, figuring out the best time to book flights to Las Vegas will help in cutting costs.
Considering that most airlines all over the world, including ones in USA, have been operating in loss and struggling to keep their heads above the water, ticket prices control tends to be highly mercurial in nature. Prices fluctuate according to the changing supply-demand equation of tickets. In vacation time and over the weekends, the prices tend to be high, while the prices are low during off season. Airline tickets to Las Vegas, booked during Christmas and other festive seasons tend to be severely expensive.
The price changes, impacted by airline losses and changing of fuel prices, are highly unpredictable. The fact that software programs have been written to predict the airline ticket price changes, can give you an idea about the highly random nature of ticket pricing. Though the prices of tickets to Las Vegas from any airport in USA are dependent on distance, date, time, class and booking volume, there is a general trend in price change, knowing which, you can get the cheapest tickets.
When is the Best Time to Book Tickets to Las Vegas?
September to May is the best period to visit Vegas as the weather's cooler. Anyway, Vegas gets millions of travelers throughout the year. Here are some tips.
Book As Early As You Can
Despite the highly volatile price variation, one thing which you can be sure about, is that you are sure to get cheap air tickets, if you book them way early! Most airlines allow for booking of tickets, up to a year in advance. Booking a ticket even a few weeks before your Vegas vacation plan can provide you a substantially discounted price.
Book Tickets Off Season
Booking tickets for Las Vegas, around the Christmas and holiday season can be expensive. By then, most flights are booked. It is advisable that you plan before and book tickets off season for the best prices.
Book Midweek Flights
If you have to dash to Vegas on a short notice and you can't help it, go for weekday tickets, which cost lesser than weekend tickets. The rush on weekends, pushes the prices up. Research airline prices thoroughly and choose the most reasonable options. Book tickets online to save time as most airlines offer online booking facility. Booking Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday flights instead of weekends makes sense if you want to cut costs.
You can book flights up to a year in advance and the more earlier you book, less costlier the tickets are bound to be. Considering that dashing off to Vegas can be an impromptu decision, try to travel on weekdays, if you want to save on ticket cost. I would personally advise you to plan your 'Go crazy' Vegas vacations in advance to save money and have more to splurge once you get there!