Best Time To Book Business Class Tickets

best time to book business ticket

Last years 2019 and 2020 we have seen that Black Friday isn't always the best time to book cheap first or business class tickets.

A lot of us were waiting for extraordinary cheap tickets on Black Friday. However, in 2019 and 2020 we haven't seen by far that many good deals as the year before.

This might be due to the fact that the travel industry was at its peak in these years. Airlines and hotels didn't need to bring tons of extraordinary travel deals. More flight tickets have been sold as any year before.

When is the best time to book  Business class tickets?

Many travelers think that Black Friday is the best day to book a business class ticket, but is that so? Our answer to the question might be a bit disappointed.

Black Friday is usually an excellent date to book your business class ticket. But unfortunately, it is impossible to say that the best time to book is Black Friday.

What we know so far is that 2019 Black Friday wasn't the best time to book. However, 2018 and the years before it was one of the best dates.

2020 is again complete new story, travel is in big trouble due to Covid-19. That's the reason we think that this year 2020 Black Friday will be an excellent date to book a cheap business class ticket.

But of course there's no guarantee, it might be as well 30 days or even 3 months before your flight will take place. Sadly, it is simply impossible to predict when the best time to book a flight might be.

By coincidence, you may find the best price 30 days in advance. In that case it was only sheer luck that you chose that date, a date at which an airline published a sale or offered a cheap ticket.

Even tough many pages say that a Tuesday afternoon or at least 21 days in advance is the best time to book, this is simply not true…

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Is there a best time to book a Business Class ticket?

We've published 1000s of Business class or First class “deals” so far.

From our experience, we can say, if you find a ticket that is cheap, and you are willing to pay it, then book the flight. Don’t gamble to score an even better deal.

Cheap business class tickets are sold during the whole year at different and unfortunately unpredictable times.

Set yourself a price limit, when a ticket pops up which is below that price, simply book it and don't wait any longer.

Of course, it can happen that you may find a better price only a month later.

But the other way around, it might also happen the price for the ticket will never be that good again. At some point, when the travel date approaches, you will have to book for a much higher price.

At this point, again, we can tell you out of our own experience ;).


One important thing to think about!

We spoke about the best time to book First & Business Class Tickets. But just as important as that, is that prices may vary significantly depending on which country or city the itinerary originates.

You can use this to your advantage and get some excellent airfare deals. For that, you simply need to start your journey from another city or even another country.

As an example, a ticket from Frankfurt nonstop to South America in FIRST class could cost you 4000€, with Lufthansa. If you started from Paris, with 1 stop in Frankfurt, you would only pay 2800€ for that ticket.

You would even sit on the same plane and possibly in the same seat, on the leg from Frankfurt to South America!

In such a case, it makes a lot of sense to start your trip in Paris instead of Frankfurt and save a lot of money ;).

Always think about that before booking a fare. If the destination is the one you are looking for, it often can make sense to buy a separate ticket to the place where the cheap flight originates.


How to find the cheapest First or Business class tickets?

As we mentioned already, airlines publish cheap business or first class tickets from time to time during the year, often during their sales.

To find them however is not that easy, as you can’t look for fares 24 hours a day.

The good news is, we do that for you ;). By checking our blog regularly, you will be updated each day about cheap business class or first class tickets.

We will send out “deal alerts” as well, but only for extraordinary cheap business or first class fares.

For the deal alerts, you need to subscribe to our newsletter or download our app to never miss one of those deals.

Here's a link to the current top deals published on our page.


Frequently Asked Question

When is the best time to book a business class flight?

Black Friday is usually a good time, but not necessary the best time. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict when the best time to book a flight might be. But it helps a lot if you know where to look for cheap business class tickets.

How to find cheap business class tickets?

Prices may vary significantly depending on which country or city the itinerary originates. Therefore, it often can make sense to buy a separate ticket to the place where the cheap flight originates.


6 comments on “Best Time To Book Business Class Tickets

  1. Marry Walker

    I mostly travel out of country every year and i prefer to book flights before three months. And as per my suggestion, This is the best time for Booking Business class tickets. I agree with your ideas. Keep posting!

  2. Eszter Favics

    This post is very thoughtful although I was not particularly worried. 🙂
    It’s true that last year after I jumped on a Swiss deal in early November AMS-ZRH-LAX for 1600 and then around Black Friday there was a cheaper version directly from ZRH plus then I saw a HNL deal as well(which was our final destination from Luxemborg) I was a bit sad but since that was my first long haul business class journey I was still super happy and excited with the final deal. I guess after one get the good deal and don’t plan other trips it’s better not to check the website to avoid disappointment.
    And for example couple of weeks ago there was AMS- Hawaiian Islands deal but I though there will come better one later. We will see; now we are still waiting LOL.

    • premiumflights Post author

      I booked last year as well for Black Friday LUX-SEA-MIA-LUX for 1300€ with Oneworld, I was hopping for a similar deal this year, but there was realy not much to North America. I still have time, so I am not worried, not yet.
      But there’s one points I can’t agree 🙂
      You say don’t check the website to avoid disappointment, don’t do that, visit us and read tutorials or stories…
      But I know what you mean 😉

      • Eszter Favics

        I understand your point 🙂
        It is just for those who really maxxed out their yearly travel budget both time and finance wise and don’t want to bang their head into their desk seeing a 300eur(so 600 for a couple) cheaper deal than booked weeks before for almost the same trip.
        And indeed thank you for your precious work!
        On the app is there a way to request notifications appearing on the phone(I would even pay a bit more for that option 😉 )

        • premiumflights Post author

          Via the Android app you should already get push notifications for Deal Alerts. If not, there’s maybe a problem with enabling push notifications on your phone. With the iOS app we still have some bugs. That should be solved soon with an update.


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