330 Day Travel Period
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Q. Every once in awhile, I get an alert for a fare that states "330 day travel period". What exactly does this mean?
A. Legacy carriers sell fares for travel up to 330 days into the future, whereas the newbie "low cost" carriers do not. It doesn't necesarrily mean that the fare is available every single month and/or day of the year, but when we notice a fare we post has some availability for this long 330 day travel period, we pass the information along.
The lowest fares available on legacy carriers are not always available for a 330 day travel window, and even when they are, peak travel times such as December holidays and summer months mid-June through late August are often not included or are extremely scarce.
Not to say these months are never available at those low fares though. We've been finding many routes lately (this is posted Sep 2013) go on sale for a 330-day travel window, which do have availablity for next summer. So, it's never too early to be on the lookout for a great summer airfare. Sometimes the best deals can be found well in advance.