The ideal time to make flight and hotel reservations
Anyone planning to get away for the weekend or for a holiday should consider making their plans early enough.
Travelers who make early bookings often get the best hotel rooms, affordable fights and the best seats. Those who choose to book their holidays late often miss out on good hotels and have to make do with what will be left.
Booking early also allows one flexibility, in case some changes need to be made and so on.
On the other hand, those who make late bookings usually suffer for various reasons. First, they find all good things gone, such as great airplane seats, great hotel rooms and much more.
For instance, airlines try to fill all their empty seats and may give discounts. The same applies to hotel rooms as hotels try to maximize occupancy and may offer rooms at low prices before the holiday season comes to an end. [Photo: bostonglobe.com]