Boredom is right. I usually try to book my flight as early as possible. That's my choice though but I wouldn't wait too long. I like to have my travel arrangements in place long before I travel. Less stuff to worry about. One thing though, If you are booking thru a search engine other than the airlines own website, some of those search engines will not let you choose your seats. Some will. All of the airlines own sites will let you choose you seats. This is important if you are traveling with someone. Once DW and I used a site that was not the airlines and they chose seats for us and I was on one end of the plane and she was on the other. Just something to think about.