It's the most wonderful time of the year but the airport might not be the jolliest place to be. To avoid the chaos this festive season, follow these four tips to make your journey a little bit eaiser.

Here are four top tips for flyers during the Christmas period

Here are four top tips for flyers during the Christmas period

1. Early bird catches the worm - Flight systems are loaded first thing every morning so flights which were on hold overnight (usually from business customers) will be released. This happens at around 1am, so you can often get better prices the earlier you book, a hack four in five Brits have never heard of.

2. Take off early - Morning flights are often cheaper, especially those at quite unsociable hours. Also, earlier flights are less likely to encounter delays (although this is never a guarantee!) because you won't have a back log of flights. Departing earlier means landing earlier, so you can make the most of every minute of your trip.

3. Avoid the suits - The best days to fly are Tuesday to Thursday so you avoid the Monday morning rush of business travellers and also the weekend escapers. These dates often have better availability too and the best availability means low fares.

4. Black Friday and airline sales - The major airlines all have seat sales over the Christmas period, so this is the perfect time to book your next break at a great price. During Black Friday (at the end of November) and over Christmas offers access to these big sales of the airlines with amazing flight deals!

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