Is it better to book airline tickets well in advance…or wait until closer to the travel time? Corey Sandler, consumer expert and author of Bottom Line’s Secrets of the Savvy Consumer, discusses the pros and cons of each option. When it comes to price, the best booking time can vary tremendously, but consumers often get the lowest fares just a few weeks prior to travel. Also, different airlines offer different ticket options (for example, direct flights and overnight service) so it is important to know what choices are important to you and to shop. The same rules apply to domestic and foreign travel. By researching your choices and considering your preferences, you can find an appropriately priced airline ticket that meets your needs.