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Buy airline tickets in advance

If you're looking to buy your flight tickets several months before your date of travel, but can't find any available flights for that date, use our search form at the top of the page to search for flights from over 600 airlines and discover which airlines offer flights for your chosen route the furthest in advance.

Look to see how far out you can book flights on each airline.

How far in advance can I book a flight?

Find out how many days, weeks or months in advance you can buy flights for each airline and information on when each airline releases its schedule.

How far ahead can I book a flight?

How early you can book plane tickets will depend on each airline's policy. Have a look at how many days in advance you can book flights on these airlines:

  • Air France - 11 Months
  • Alaska Airlines - 330 Days
  • American Airlines - 330 Days
  • Adria Airways - 212 Days
  • Aeroflot - 216 Days
  • British Airways - 355 Days
  • Cathay Pacific - 360 Days
  • Condor - 349 Days
  • Delta Air Lines - 331 Days
  • EasyJet - 247 Days
  • Emirates - 340 Days
  • Etihad - 11 Months
  • Frontier Airlines - 258 Days
  • Fiji Airways - 330 Days
  • Hainan Airlines - 330 Days
  • Iberia - 365 Days
  • Japan Airlines - 330 Days
  • Jet2 - 12-18 Months
  • JetBlue - 6-8 Months
  • Iceland Air - 326 Days
  • KLM - 11 Months
  • Korean Air - 362 Days
  • Lufthansa - 360 Days
  • Norwegian - 9-12 Months
  • Pen Air - 331 Days
  • Qantas - 354 Days
  • Qatar Airways - 361 Days
  • Ravn - 331 Days
  • Ryanair - 5-6 Months
  • Spirit Airlines - 330 Days
  • Southwest - 254 Days
  • Virgin Atlantic - 11 Months

Please note: This only shows how early you can book a flight for some of our most popular airlines. Alternative Airlines offer flights from over 600 airlines altogether. If you don't see the airline you're looking for from the list above, use the search bar at the top of the page to search for all available airlines flying your chosen route on the date you want to fly on.

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How far in advance can I book Alaska Airlines flights?

Alaska Airlines allows bookings from up to 330 days out, which is the equivalent to just under 11 months or 47 weeks.

How far in advance can I book Delta flights?

Delta Air Lines allow you to book your airline tickets 330 days or 47 weeks in advance. This is the same as 10/11 months.

How far in advance can I book Frontier flights?

How far in advance that you can book Frontier flights differs from season to season. On average, you can expect to be able to make Frontier Airlines flight reservation 258 days in advance. Frontier Airlines usually extend its schedule every two months.

How far in advance can I book Southwest flights?

With its latest schedule release, Southwest allowed passengers to book flights 254 day in advance, which is equal to 36 weeks or just over eight months. Check the furthest away date that Southwest is currently taking bookings for and when its next schedule is released.

How far in advance can I book Spirit flights?

Spirit Airlines flights are released 330 days in advance. This is equal to 47 weeks or 10/11 months.

Can I book flights for next year?

Yes, some airlines have already released their flight schedule for the early stages of next year and are available to book as of now. As time goes on, more airlines will begin to release their flights for 2025. If you want to fly sooner, most airlines have already released their flights for the end of the year too. Flights are usually available to book 11 months in advance although this may vary depending on the airline. You can find out more by visiting our guide on buying flights for next year.