It’s a new year and that means it’s time to make some travel predictions. Based on trends from last year and recent developments, we can expect a few changes.
1. Historically Low Asian Airfares
As Chinese carriers continue to pump capacity into the market, there has never been a better time to visit Asia. Fares are lower than they have ever been. This is likely to continue into 2019, especially given the slowing Chinese economy.
Fares are even low to traditionally expensive destinations such as Japan, provided you’re willing to possibly take connecting flights.The wildcard? If China and the US negotiate a trade deal that reduces the number of flights between the two countries, this could change.Take advantage of these historically low fares and book now.
2. Lower Priced Premium Cabin Fares
Many airlines have been experimenting with discounted premium cabin fares. The fare rules are designed to attract leisure travelers while not interfering with their bread-and-butter business class revenues. Generally speaking, airlines would rather sell a business class seat than give it away as a frequent flier redemption or upgrade.