Best Time to Buy an International Plane Ticket to the Caribbean

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Just because you want to study abroad in the Caribbean doesn’t mean your plane ticket has to break the bank. There are ways to maneuver through the many travel options available and come away with a great price on a plane ticket – no matter the distance. A recent study by reveals a few simple truths about air travel that could save you a bundle.

The best time to book a flight to the Caribbean is Tuesday or Wednesday in the afternoon or just after midnight. The cheapest month to travel to the Caribbean is January.

The prime booking window is pretty open for the Caribbean, where you can buy tickets one to five months before you need to arrive to your program. You shouldn’t wait to buy your plane ticket, especially before the holidays, but you definitely have more flexibility when it comes to buying your ticket.

Key an eye out on local public and school holidays, like these in Cuba, as well as events and festivals that could bring an international crowd into the area.

Additional tips:

  • Use a flight app and get notifications so you’re always alert on the best deals. Download Jetradar, Skyscanner, Hopper, or Kiwi - all available on Apple and Android devices.
  • If you’re researching prices on a computer, delete your cookies and history after every search so you’ll get served the most up-to-date price.
  • Start saving for your trip sooner rather than later. Find 9 money-saving tips here.
  • If you’re Pell-eligible, you’re guaranteed a Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Travel Grant that covers up to $2,000 toward airfare to and from your program location! Learn more here.

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