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Fly Smarter in 2023: How to Get the Best International Flights, Seats, and Fares

by WendyPerrin.com | January 28, 2023

What should we expect from airline travel in 2023? Will airfares keep rising? Which parts of the world will be the best value to fly to? When should you book your summer flights? Airline expert Brett Snyder, founder of Cranky Concierge, joined our WOW Week 2023 Travel Talks on January 24th and answered all of these questions and more.

In a hurry? Start the video at 2:55. No time to watch the video? Here are a few takeaways:

  • Airfares will remain high, but there will be some pockets where deals can be found.
    One region to watch for deals is Southeast Asia. That’s because, as Chinese airlines start flying to the U.S. again, it will create a flood of capacity on flights from the U.S. to China and beyond to Southeast Asia (meaning, there will be more connecting options to get to Southeast Asia.)
  • Don’t wait to book your international flights for peak summer travel.
    Big international fare sales for the peak summer period are not likely. If you’re planning summer trips to popular places such as Italy, book now (if not yesterday). For fall travel, it’s okay to wait until spring break or even toward early summer to book. (That’s because fall isn’t as busy as summer, so you aren’t fighting for scarce seats in the same way that you are for summer. You can wait longer and not have as much of an issue.)
  • When booking a domestic connection to an international flight, leave yourself wiggle room.
    Last summer we saw many missed airline connections, and it could happen again this summer. If you’re nervous about missing a connection to an international flight, book a longer layover. If you’re really nervous, book an overnight at the connection point. But be ready for schedule changes to occur. Schedules are fairly firm into spring break right now, but after that, they are not.

Links to Useful Resources

New Nonstop Flights To Make Your Travels Easier in 2023

Where Everybody’s Traveling in 2023: The 10 Most Popular Countries For WOW Trips

Smartest Airports for Making Connections

How Never to Wait on Hold with Airline Customer Service Again

Best International Stopovers: Two Trips for the Price of One

Private Jets: The Safest Option, and More Affordable Than You Might Think

The 2023 WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts

Where To Go When: Ideal Destinations For Each Month of the Year

Winter Is Europe’s Secret Season

Countries with No Covid-Related Entry Requirements

The Countries That Are Open to U.S. Travelers and How to Get In

The 10 Most Popular Countries of 2022 for WOW Trips

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