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The prices of long-haul flights are dropping

Cosmopolitan logo Cosmopolitan 20/04/2017 Jess Edwards

The prices of long-haul flights are dropping © Getty The prices of long-haul flights are dropping There may not be a better time to book a trip somewhere far-flung and exotic, as Skyscanner have revealed long-haul flight prices are falling fast.

In fact, the travel search engine has found that ALL flights from the UK have dropped in price by an average 10% in the last 12 months - and it is faraway destinations where you can make the biggest savings.

Topping Skyscanner's chart of the best long-haul destinations to visit is Vancouver, where an 18% fall in air fares could see an average saving of £126.52. Next on the list is Boston, where a 13% price decrease on the average price could save £72.12.

Other popular destinations on the list include Hong Kong, Orlando, Sydney, Phuket, Toronto and Las Vegas.

© Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) And if you're considering a trip to Cuba any time soon, flight prices to Havana have dropped £78.81 on average and Skyscanner recommend that now is the perfect time to book a September trip (18 weeks in advance is the cheapest booking time).

Skyscanner’s travel editor Cat McGloin said: “We have seen an average 10% drop in flight prices over the last year, but what we are now able to see is where the biggest drops are for those long haul destinations and show travellers that those far flung locations might be more affordable than they think. 

"Finding cheap prices can be easily if travellers are flexible, choosing to depart from a different airport or changing the date of travel are just two quick hacks to consider.

"Whilst it is hard to predict the exact future trends of flight prices and if they will continue to drop, what we do know is the price of oil, flight demand and route availability all impact on the cost of flights".

Happy holiday booking!


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