I was watching television the other day and a short segment on travel specials appeared on when to buy airline tickets.
One of our local ‘high profile‘ travel agents was speaking about the best day and times to book your airline tickets.
It made me realize that a lot of people may not be aware of this and thought I would pass the information on to you here at Gr8 Travel Tips.
Yes, there are good and bad days to book your plane tickets.
Choosing the right day can save you a lot of money!
First, have a look at this ‘excellent video‘ from one of my favorite travel experts on ways to save on travel.
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I already knew that flying on weekdays is definitely cheaper than on weekends. Most people are not working on the weekends and therefore can only travel on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.
The airlines take advantage of this and raise the prices during ‘peak‘ days.
When to Buy Airline Tickets – Tuesday
This is especially true if you are booking for ‘domestic travel ‘. That is travel within the same country you are living. The expert mentioned stated that not only is Tuesday the best day to book your tickets, but right after midnight as well!
From what we just learned from the video above from a leading expert is that for the absolute best time for cheap tickets, you should … Call at 12:01 Wednesday morning.
” Purchase Your Airline Tickets Early! “
Just after midnight Tuesday evening!
Well, seat selection is usually plentiful early in the week and therefore prices will be at their lowest. If you are booking online, you should try to book your flight at least 3 weeks before the date of the flight.
Our expert suggests you call the airlines rather than book online, as the airlines do not always post what is actually available at that time!
Also a great way to keep informed is by subscribing to your favorite airlines email ‘newsletters’.
” Stay Informed With Airlines Newsletters! “
Subscribing to newsletters of your choice can be very helpful and save you a lot of money when booking any form of travel.
Of course, if you are ‘flexible‘ on days, major airlines will generally post prices for individual days before and after your selected travel date.
This gives you more choices on flight times and sometimes substantial price savings by choosing a different travel date.
Take a look at a couple of your favorite airlines and I am sure you will discover that ‘Tuesday and Wednesday‘ travel is cheaper than other days of the week.
Doing further research of websites and airlines, you can get cheaper flights on Saturdays as well, at specific times and yes, departure times, whether your flight is nonstop, direct or you make more than one stop, all ‘play huge factors in price‘.
When to Buy Airline Tickets – Book Red Eye Flights
If you are willing to take that dreaded “red eye” flight, you can expect to get cheaper fares when booking tickets. Although not all that pleasant staying up all night, this may be an option when booking air travel only and looking to save dollars.
So the next time you’re looking for a flight to Waikiki Beach Oahu, Hawaii or any other destination for that matter, be sure to consider the options suggested here for better prices for you and your family.
I found this quote from a wholesale airline ticket business online.
This business has always offered reliable travel information.
They also confirm that Tuesday really is a good day to book your airline tickets!
“When should I buy my airline ticket?”
Based on years of complex analysis, FareCompare has the answer
” 3pm on Tuesdays for domestic travel.”
So there you have it!
Just a little food for thought when you and your family are searching for the best deals when purchasing your tickets for air travel.
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Did You Know …
” A typical jumbo jet flight from Europe to Australia carries over 1,000 kilograms of food, and some 1,324 litres of assorted beverages! “