The Best Time to Book Cheap Winter Flights From Toronto to Florida

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If you’re planning to fly from Toronto to Florida this December, you need to read this. We crunched the numbers on flight prices from years past to figure out which days this year you’re most likely to find the lowest prices on flights to the Sunshine State. 

How We Did It

In order to find the cheapest dates for booking fights from Toronto to Florida, our analytics team looked at one-and-a-half years’ worth of data about the cost of flights from three Toronto airports to16 Florida airports. They examined everything from flights booked from the day before to flights booked 30 days in advance. A total of 40,000 bookings were analyzed. This is what we found.

The Most Popular Time to Visit Florida

The most popular departure dates for flights from Toronto to Florida during the winter are the last two weeks of December. This is not surprising, of course, given the onset of cold weather in Canada and the holiday season.

If you are planning to travel to Florida from Toronto in December, your best chance at finding the best fare is described below.

*The Best Times to Book the Cheapest Fares

Booking Flights after December 14th:

For departure dates during the second half of December — especially between December 24th and 26th — make sure that you book your tickets at least three to four weeks before the departure date. After that prices will start to increase.

An easy-to-remember rule of thumb is this: take the day of month that you want to fly on in December, and book before that day in November. So, if you want to fly on December 15th, then you should try to book before November 15th. This rule is easy to remember and allows for some little leeway if you miss your target booking date by a few days.

Tip: Flights from Toronto to three Florida airports — Daytona Beach (DAB), Orlando (MCO)and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) — offered the lowest prices.

Booking October to mid-December:

For other departure dates during December, and for departure dates in October or November (aside from holidays), book your airline tickets 15 or 16 days before departure. For example, if you plan to fly from Toronto to Florida on November 29th, book your airline tickets on either November 13th or 14th.

Tip: Generally speaking, the last chance to book cheap flights from Toronto to Florida is 15 or 16 days in advance, on average.

*Please Note: The best time to buy airline tickets varies and there are many factors that affect prices. Nobody can tell you with 100 percent certainty when prices will be lowest except the airlines who set them. Our analysis highlights price trends from past years, and our advice is based on those trends. While this is the best possible method  we can think of for predicting low prices, it should not be considered a guarantee. It should be used only as a guide.  

About the Author: Matt Gibson

Matt Gibson is the Let's Roll blog manager. He also writes for the Huffington Post, About.com, and his own adventure travel blog.

Comments:

  • Fly from Buffalo and you will save a fortune. We are flying to Fort Lauderdale in February for $950 for four people. Out of Toronto it would be almost $2,000!

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