When to Shop for Summer Sales?

Tracy Stewart, February 26, 2008
Fares from Washington DC, District of Columbia:

    Q. I'm hoping to find a good deal on a flight in early July. When can I expect to see sales posted for summer travel?

    A. There's no guaranteed way of predicting when the airlines will start trying to reduce their inventory. It's supply and demand. We're just starting to see June dates come up in our most recent searches.  I suggest you continue to check regularly.