GET your credit card at the ready because now is the cheapest time to book cheap flights this year
For travellers considering both short or long-haul travel, the first two weeks of January offer the best deals for the first half of 2018.
The first two weeks of January are expected to offer the best deals for the first half of 2018 – here are some of the best deals around right now
According to data from Skyscanner, after that fares steadily increase with a big spike in March as a second rush of travellers start panic buying their summer holidays.
There are plenty of great deals to be had from leading airlines and travel agents right now though.
The flight bookings site has rounded up some of the best – so you’ll have more to send on those poolside beers.
Flights to Los Angeles from £393 and New Zealand from £723 return with Air New Zealand
AWL Images RM – Getty Get return flights to LA from £393 with Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand are offering flights to Los Angeles between January 15 – March 14 or October 29 – November 29 from only £393 return, and New Zealand for £723 return.
Virgin Atlantic has £308 return flights to the US
Virgin Atlantic is having another good sale, with flights to Boston for £308 and Orlando from £385.
Fares from £319 to Dubai, Australia or New Zealand with Emirates
Getty – Contributor Get return flights to Dubai from £391 with Emirates if you book before January 31
The Emirates ‘Hello 2018’ sale is offering fares to both Dubai and Auckland for £319.
Tickets have to be bought be January 31 and travel needs to be between January 12 and November 30.
Fly to Europe for £25 with Jet2
Getty – Contributor Fly to Alicante from £25 one-way with Jet2 – or pick another European destination for a similar price from several UK airports
Jet2’s winter sale is offering flights to European cities, winter sun destinations, and ski getaways from only £25 from several UK airports.
Locations include Alicante and Majorca for £25, Malaga for £26 and Rome for £27.
Getty Images – Getty Fly to New York for just £134 from Edinburgh with Norwegian
Fly to the US with Norwegian from £136
Norwegian’s Boxing Day Sale is still going strong, with flights to New York from just £134 from Edinburgh.