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Airfare prices will hit an all-time low this fall

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

According to airfare prediction app Hopper, you might want to book your winter holiday vacations as soon as October rolls around.

In a recently published study, the app predicts that ticket prices on domestic roundtrip flights will drop 8.2% this fall. You can thank historically low fuel prices for that one.

"Although airfare has been falling, the correlation between airfare and fuel prices has diverged somewhat since 2015, suggesting that airlines might still have room to discount based on fuel cost savings," writes Patrick Surry, the chief data scientist at Hopper, in a published analysis of the official study.

Surry specifically predicts a low average of $213 per ticket during the month of Octobera number that includes any flight booked during the month, which means that you might be able to find really cheap deals for future vacations as long as you're willing to purchase your ticket in October.

According to the study, prices will continue to drop through the winter, eventually reaching a low point of $210 per ticket in January.

Christmas celebrations at the beach? Count us and our bathing suits in.

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